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    #1

    Get in/into/on/off an elevator

    Hello,

    Which preposition should be used with "elevator"?

    Someone was [coming out of/getting off] the elevator just as I was getting [in/on/into] the elevator.

    And what if the word "elevator" is omitted?

    ... just as I was getting [in/on]

    (For some reason, "into" without "the elevator" sounds odd to me.)

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    #2

    Re: Get in/into/on/off an elevator

    I get into and out of an elevator, and on and off an escalator.

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    #3

    Re: Get in/into/on/off an elevator

    You can also get on or off an elevator.

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