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    Default get on/ in the elevator

    Hi, there!

    I've already asked a similar question, but let me ask once more.

    Do you say "get on the elevator", or "get in the elevator"?

    I googled both and apparently "on " outnumbers "in". But I'm not sure if either of them would be better, or both are equally okay.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: get on/ in the elevator

    I think it is more common to hear "get on" in this case but either is ok and both are in common use as you have already found.

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    Default on/ in the elevator

    Hi, teachers! And "Hi_there_Carl", thank you for your reply.
    I'd like to ask you another question related to the past one.

    1. I was in the elevator when there was an earthquake last night.
    2. I was on the elevator when there wa an earthquake last night.

    In the case above which preposition is more appropriate, in or on?
    I'm beginning to think in and on are very confusing sometimes.
    I would really appreciate your replies.

    optimistic pessimist

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    Default Re: get on/ in the elevator

    Since an elevator is a container, I would use in an elevator; I would use on an escalator [moving staircase]

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