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    Smile sailors/cars in or on a ship?

    Hi, everyone! I know that generally we are on a ship and in a boat. However, if you're a sailor (or a crew) then you are in a ship rather than on a ship? And is my car in or on a ship or either is fine depending on the size (or structure) of the ship? Thanks in advance!
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    Re: sailors/cars in or on a ship?

    Generally, we will say "on a ship" unless we wish to stress the fact that something is inside and not on deck.

    The people were on a ship when it foundered.
    The people were still in the ship when they drowned.

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    Re: sailors/cars in or on a ship?

    Quote Originally Posted by yuriya View Post
    Hi, everyone! I know that generally we are on a ship and in a boat. However, if you're a sailor (or a crew) then you are in a ship rather than on a ship? And is my car in or on a ship or either is fine depending on the size (or structure) of the ship? Thanks in advance!
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    Sailors/crew are on a ship, they might be in a cabin on the ship. Your car is on the ship, on the vehicle deck.

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