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    in vs on

    "During the flu season, we had better often wear masks in the crowded space, such as (A. in, B. on) the bus or train in the rush hour."

    I know we usually say "on the bus or on the train", but the parenthesis in the sentence above refers back to "the space", I wonder whether "in" is a better choice. Thank you a lot.

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    Re: in vs on

    I would still use "on".

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    Re: in vs on

    I'd use on, but in is OK.

    BTW in the crowded space doesn't work- try in crowded spaces.

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    Re: in vs on

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    "During (the) flu season, we should wear masks in crowded spaces, such as those [i.e., crowded spaces] that are found on buses and trains."

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