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    Can you explain me when do I use in and when do I use on in a sentence?

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    A larger question than you might imagine, Guest. The basics are that 'in' suggests 'within, inside, a concave surface or enclosure' of some sort, while 'on' suggests juxtaposition to a plane or convex surface.

    Beyond that, you will need to submit specific examples for our consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
    A larger question than you might imagine, Guest. The basics are that 'in' suggests 'within, inside, a concave surface or enclosure' of some sort, while 'on' suggests juxtaposition to a plane or convex surface.

    Beyond that, you will need to submit specific examples for our consideration.
    Also keep in mind "on" occurs when describing definite points in time like months and days. "In" is used in places of gathering but it's also used as often as "at" in situations like this. What I mean is you're more likely to be "at a concert" than "in a concert" unless you're the one performing.

    Prepositions... *sigh*

    -Nah-

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