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    prepositions of place

    Hello,

    Is it right to write ' we are in the boat' and "the boat is on the water/sea/'?

    thanks


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    Re: prepositions of place

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hello,

    Is it right to write ' we are in the boat' and "the boat is on the water/sea/'?

    thanks
    Hi!

    I'm not a teacher.

    In my opinion 'you are in the boat', especially, if it is a particular boat, and a small one.

    Sometimes a large passenger ship is called a 'boat' then 'you are on the boat'.

    'The boat is sailing on the sea' when you want to emphasize the fact of sailing, but if you mean a particular time of sailing you say 'the boat has been at sea for two weeks'.

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