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    #1

    Preposition use

    What is correct?

    The child is in the river.

    or

    The child is on the river.


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    Re: using in, on, at

    Both, dpending on context.

    If the child is in the water, it is in the river

    If the child is in a boat, it is on the river.

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    Re: Preposition use

    This is the second thread you have started for the same question.
    Please, stick to your thread until your question is answered. If nobody seems to anwer, ask again on the very same thread and do not start a new one.


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    Re: Preposition use

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    This is the second thread you have started for the same question.
    Please, stick to your thread until your question is answered. If nobody seems to anwer, ask again on the very same thread and do not start a new one.
    Acrually she locked onto an old thread, so I moved hers into a new thread.

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