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    #1

    Tell Me

    Please tell me the correct preposition to use in each of the following sentences:

    I'm on or in a bus
    I'm on or in the queue
    I'm in or at meeting

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    Re: Tell Me

    If you are travelling by bus, use "I'm on a bus". If, for some reason, you are simply inside a bus but it's not being used for transport, you could say "I'm in a bus".

    I'm in the queue.

    "I'm in a meeting" is the most common but "I'm at a meeting" is also used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Tell Me

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm in the queue.

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    Can we use "I'm in the line" instead of "in the quene'?

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    #4

    Re: Tell Me

    In AmE, I believe "I'm in line" (no article) is used but we don't use it in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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