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    #1

    In which OR On which

    Definition of "host": An animal or plant ..... a smaller animal or plant is living as a parasite.

    A. in which
    B. on which

    Is there any possibility for "in which" here?

    Thanks :)

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    Re: In which OR On which

    I don't see why not, but I think that live on is used as a phrasal verb here, so it is not 'on' as in 'on the surface of'.

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    #3

    Re: In which OR On which

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Definition of "host": An animal or plant ..... a smaller animal or plant is living as a parasite.

    A. in which
    B. on which

    Is there any possibility for "in which" here?

    Thanks :)
    In the case of hosts and parasites, I would use "on" for external parasites (fleas, lick, ticks, etc.) and "in" for internal parasites (worms, protozoa, etc.).

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