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    Tom was having difficulty finding his friends on virtual world.

    Tom was having difficulty finding his friends on virtual world. Finally he found his way to his friends. To reach them he teleported himself to different places and continued doing it until the distance had been reduced to a walking distance. It was difficult to understand whether he was going near them or far from them.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: Tom was having difficulty finding his friends on virtual world.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Tom was having difficulty finding his friends on in the* virtual world. Finally, he found his way to his friends. To reach them, he teleported himself to different places and continued doing it/so until the distance interval** had been reduced to walking distance. However, at times it was difficult for him to tell understand whether he was going near towards them or far away from them.

    Please check my sentences.
    * This assumes that we are talking about a known/specific/previously mentioned virtual world.
    ** "Distance" is not wrong, but I used the alternative "interval" to avoid repetition of "distance".

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    Re: Tom was having difficulty finding his friends on virtual world.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    * This assumes that we are talking about a known/specific/previously mentioned virtual world.
    ** "Distance" is not wrong, but I used the alternative "interval" to avoid repetition of "distance".
    But why "in" for virtual world not "on"? We use "on" for something that is represented on an electronic device. Am I correct?

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    Re: Tom was having difficulty finding his friends on virtual world.

    The actual word used after the preposition is 'world' rather than 'device'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Tom was having difficulty finding his friends on virtual world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'Device' has not been mentioned.
    Okay, so if we talk about virtual world without mentioning laptop or computer than also we need to use "in"?

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    Re: Tom was having difficulty finding his friends on virtual world.

    Tom was having difficulty finding his friends in the virtual world on a computer.
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