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    "ON the island" VS "IN the island"

    Why in the sentence "They live in the little island near France." is used preposition IN, but in the sentences " No cars are allowed on the island." or "There're no wild animals on the island" is used preposition ON?

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    Re: "ON the island" VS "IN the island"

    It should be "on."

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    Re: "ON the island" VS "IN the island"

    Quote Originally Posted by nordway View Post
    Why in the sentence "They live in the little island near France." is used preposition IN, but in the sentences " No cars are allowed on the island." or "There're no wild animals on the island" is used preposition ON?
    "They live in the little island near France." Where did you find this sentence?

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    Re: "ON the island" VS "IN the island"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "They live in the little island near France." Where did you find this sentence?
    I must make a note of today's date. This is the first time for a very long time that I have had only one hit for something on Google. That sentence, as far as the internet is cncerned, exists only here, at usingenglish.com.

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    Re: "ON the island" VS "IN the island"

    Wow, you nearly found a Googlewhack!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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