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    #21
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. There is still a virus in my computer.
    2. There is still a virus on my computer. :D
    in refers to the inside of the computer unit (i.e., the hardware), whereas on refers to the software/the OS.

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    #22
    Are these correct? What do they mean?

    1. Can I have this on a separate order.
    2. Can I have this in a separate order.

    3. Can I have this on a different receipt.
    3. Can I have this in a different receipt.

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    #23
    1. Can I have this on a separate order. :D :D
    2. Can I have this in a separate order. :(

    3. Can I have this on a different receipt. :D :D
    4. Can I have this in a different receipt. :(

    on refers to stated on/written down on, whereas in can be used to refer to accounting: added in; factored in (i.e., written in):

    5. There's an error in my bill. (In the (ac)counting)
    6. Theres's an error on my bill. (Written on the paper)

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    #24
    Cassie, what about this?

    1)See you at the forum. ==> at + location
    2)Let's discuss in another forum. ==> discussion is held in an enclosed area, say meeting room. Maybe 'at' could also work here.
    3)I'm on the forum. ==> ???
    4)I've logged on in/on the forum. ==> ???
    5)This is similar to the question in/at the Delphi Forum. ==> ???
    6)Have you post anything on/in the forum recently?
    7)I've read some good posts in the forum. ==> Here, I htink forum functions as a mass media, for example, advertisement in the newspapers.

    Do you need aspirin? :)


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    #25
    I have something to add to that.

    Are these correct? If not, why? What do they mean?
    8. Tell her to stay on Moss street.
    9. Tell her to stay in Moss street.

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    #26
    1)See you at the forum. :D
    (at = location)

    2)Let's discuss in another forum.
    (in = inside another place)

    3)I'm on the forum.
    (I've not heard it, but others might use it.)

    4)I've logged on (in) the forum.
    (logged on; logged into / logged onto, phrasal verbs) :D

    5)This is similar to the question in/at the Delphi Forum.
    (the question posed in / posed on / posed at) :D

    6)Have you posted anything on/in the forum recently?
    (on = on the board; in = inside the forum) :D

    7)I've read any good posts in the forum.
    (In(side) the forum)
    I've not heard it, but others might use it.

    All the best, :D


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    #27
    What do these mean?

    1. He is on our team.
    2. He is in our team.

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    #28
    I've seen both used for business teams, but 'in' tends to be used more for sports in British English.

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    #29
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    What do these mean?

    1. He is on our team.
    2. He is in our team.
    'on our teams' comes from on our team roster, but it doesn't necessarily have to mean 'on the roster'. Both 1. and 2. share the same meaning: belongs to our team. 'in our team' means, belongs to (from inside, within).

    To add to tdol's reply :D , in North America, 'on our team' is used both in Sports and in Business.

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    #30
    What do these mean? Are they correct?

    1. Which gear are you riding your bike on?
    2. Which gear you are riding your bike in?
    3. I am in gear two
    4. I am on gear two.

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