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  1. Helped Wanted
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    Need help on the use of Preposition again, thx teachers!

    Which is correct as in:

    Ride on a cable car

    or

    Ride in a cable car

    or

    Both are acceptable.

    Please explain if both are acceptable, thank you teachers! ^o^

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    Since it is a kind of trolley, I would say you ride on a cable car.

    :)

    • Have you ever ridden on a cable car?
      I've heard that they can take you far.

      :)

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    Thank you, teacher Ronbee! ^o^

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    Re: Need help on the use of Preposition again, thx teachers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Which is correct as in:

    Ride on a cable car

    or

    Ride in a cable car

    or

    Both are acceptable.

    Please explain if both are acceptable, thank you teachers! ^o^
    If you walk on the cable car, then you ride on the cable car; The same holds true for buses and planes. If you want to express that you are sitting in a cable car, bus, plane, then use ride in a cable car, bus, plane. As for cars and taxis, we don't walk on, we crouch down when we get in, so use 'ride in a car, ride in a taxi'. To ride on a car or a taxi means to climb up onto the top of the vehicle. Use 'on' for climbing and 'in' for sitting.

    All the best,

  5. Helped Wanted
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    Thank you for your advise too, teacher Casiopea! ^o^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Thank you for your advise too, teacher Casiopea! ^o^
    You're welcome.
    There's no charge for the advice. :) (Noun)
    Maybe some day you can advise me. :) (Verb)

    All the best,

  7. Helped Wanted
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    I got the word "advise" wrong again...GEEEEE >_<

    Thanks for reminding me again on it.

    Thank you for your advice again, teacher Casiopea! ^o^

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    Also,remember that in British English, we use 'practise'for the verb and 'practice' for the noun

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    Thank you for advising too, teacher Tdol! ^o^


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Also,remember that in British English, we use 'practise'for the verb and 'practice' for the noun
    Huh. I've been doing it wrong all this time. :wink:

    I guess I should practise more. :wink:

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