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    On / in the island

    Shall I say :

    On the island, or
    In the island

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    Re: On / in the island

    Please give us complete sentences to consider, as always.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: On / in the island

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please give us complete sentences to consider, as always.
    Let's say Mary is the name of the island where I'm living.

    Shall I say;

    1. I'm living on Mary Island.
    2. I'm living in Mary Island.

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    Re: On / in the island

    The usual guideline is to use in if the island is an independent nation, such as Cyprus, Iceland and Samoa, and on if it isn't, such as Majorca, Tenerife and Long Island.

    There will be many exceptions, such as Tasmania - an Australian state.

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