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    in/on the ceiling

    Hello,

    I'm interested to know which preposition is correct when we speak about a ceiling in different contexts:

    1) The painting on/in the ceiling was marred because of the demolition of two chandeliers and lack of maintenance

    2) There was a big hole in/on the ceiling and through that hole snow was able to get into the room.

    Thanks a lot!!!

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    Re: in/on the ceiling

    My take on this:

    1 On (it's on the surface)
    2 In (it goes through the surface)

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    Re: in/on the ceiling

    I would use "the paint on the ceiling, not "the painting". With "painting" I assumed you meant some art, like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: in/on the ceiling

    I assumed it was something like the Sistine Chapel.

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    Re: in/on the ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would use "the paint on the ceiling, not "the painting". With "painting" I assumed you meant some art, like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel!
    I meant just that actually. A piece of art on the ceiling. Maybe not as beautiful as the one in the Sistine Chapel, but definitely a piece of art.

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    #6

    Re: in/on the ceiling

    Well, that's OK then. I take it back!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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