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    On the same boat or in the same boat?

    Which one is correct to discus we are in the same situation? Many thanks.

    We are on the same boat.

    We are in the same boat.

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    Re: On the same boat or in the same boat?

    The version I am familiar with is "in the same boat."

    (I've learned by now that with prepositions, different regions use different ones sometimes.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: On the same boat or in the same boat?

    It's "in the same boat" in BrE too.

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    Re: On the same boat or in the same boat?

    Oh, and a belated "Welcome to Using English!" to you.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: On the same boat or in the same boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's "in the same boat" in BrE too.
    If it were 'on', the vessel would probably be a ship!

    Joking apart, making the vessel a boat (usually quite small) emphasizes both the external danger, the frailty of whatever comes between you and the outside world, and the closeness of the people who are in the same circumstances.

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