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    Hello :)

    I'd like to ask about what prepositon to use with "team" in the comparative sentence.

    Would you take a look at the following sentence?
    #1 Jane is the best player ( ) the team.

    What preposition should I use, "in," "on" or "of"? Are there more than one choice?

    I'll be happy to have a comment.

    Thank you.
    Lina

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    'In' is the one I'd use, but 'of' is OK too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'In' is the one I'd use, but 'of' is OK too.
    On the team sounds fine to me, but the others are okay too.

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    A person can be on a team or a member of a team, but I don't think in the team is used.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    A person can be on a team or a member of a team, but I don't think in the team is used.

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    I agree, unless it's a team of horses. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    A person can be on a team or a member of a team, but I don't think in the team is used.

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    It must be a British\American difference. <yetanother>

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    A person can be on a team or a member of a team, but I don't think in the team is used.

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    It must be a British\American difference. <yetanother>
    I suppose so.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    A person can be on a team or a member of a team, but I don't think in the team is used.

    :)
    It must be a British\American difference. <yetanother>
    I used to think that there were many differences, but now I know that the differences could fill volumes.

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    Before the Internet, we used to have books with a couple of pages on the vocabulary differences, a standard feature in most text books. Having been in daily contact with Americans for some years, it astonishes me how many small differences there are. Still, we manage to understand one another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Before the Internet, we used to have books with a couple of pages on the vocabulary differences, a standard feature in most text books. Having been in daily contact with Americans for some years, it astonishes me how many small differences there are. Still, we manage to understand one another.
    I agree. There is a web site with about 10 differences on it. Very thorough.

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