Interested in Language
Why do we say:
We live in the world.
We live on\in the Earth.
Is it 'on' or 'in' the Earth?
I guess it is on the Earth. If that is correct, why?
What is the difference between "world" and "Earth?"
Last edited by Atchan; 15-Aug-2010 at 01:42.
*Not a teacher
The world is a kind of a specific system, which is not physically definite (while the Earth is), so you may be out or you may be in, not on. However, I would never say "I live in the Earth", "I live on the Earth" sounds far better.
Last edited by philadelphia; 15-Aug-2010 at 07:37.
Thank you very much guys for your replies.
Any other thoughts?
Last edited by euncu; 16-Aug-2010 at 18:29.