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    preposition

    Dear All,

    Could you pls. tell me which is correct?

    1. on the playground
    2. in the playground

    Is one American/ British English?

    Thanks


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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    Dear All,

    Could you pls. tell me which is correct?

    1. on the playground
    2. in the playground

    Is one American/ British English?

    Thanks
    The correct one is on the playground. Maybe you can figure it out by saying it many times and reviewing it.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    Dear All,

    Could you pls. tell me which is correct?

    1. on the playground
    2. in the playground

    Is one American/ British English?

    Thanks
    in the playground, in the park, in the yard ...
    on the playing ground, oval, court ...

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    Dear All,

    Could you pls. tell me which is correct?

    1. on the playground
    2. in the playground

    Is one American/ British English?

    Thanks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Fame.

    (1) I think that you have hit the nail on the head: it does seem to

    be an American/British difference.

    (2) I believe that many (most?) Americans feel more comfortable

    saying, "My children are ON the playground."

    (3) This in/on difference is very interesting.

    (a) Americans say, "I live ON Maple Street"; I think that our British

    friends usually prefer "I live IN Maple Street."

    (4) Even here in the States, we do not always agree:

    (a) In California: We stand IN line.

    (b) In New York: We stand ON line.

    ***** Have a nice day!

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Najjar View Post
    The correct one is on the playground. Maybe you can figure it out by saying it many times and reviewing it.
    He jumped out of the window to fall on the playground in front of the school.
    People gathered around his body in the playground.

    Context.

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