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    #1

    He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    This is not my homework.

    Which of the following is correct and if both are correct ,do they have same meaning?

    1:- He is the best player in the team.
    2:- He is the best player of the team.
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    #2

    Re: He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sahil Dhankhar View Post
    This is not my homework.

    Which of the following is correct and if both are correct ,do they have same meaning?

    1:- He is the best player in the tram.
    2:- He is the best player of the team.
    Neither one is correct - the correct preposition here should be 'on'.

    He is the best player on the team.

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    #3

    Re: He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    I have no problem with "in".

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    #4

    Re: He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    Yes. '...in the team' is fine in BE.

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    #5

    Re: He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    Hmm, always interesting to hear and compare differences in the different English variants. I'll gladly amend my original comment to 'in the team' is completely unacceptable in AmE only, then.

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    #6

    Re: He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    "In the team" sounds very odd to me also.

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    Re: He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    They're all fine and mean the same thing. None will make anyone faint. But I agree with Skrej that in the U.S. on is the most natural.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #8

    Re: He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "In the team" sounds very odd to me also.
    But hearing that BrE speakers do something odd to you shouldn't sound odd to you.

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    #9

    Re: He is the best player IN/OF the team.

    Good point!

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