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    In and On

    Hi there
    Can you simplify the use of in and on for me please? Give me lots of examples please if you can.

    Thanks
    Agnes

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    Re: In and On

    For location:
    On- surface- top, table, etc
    In- enclosed area- pocket, field, bedroom, etc

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    Re: In and On

    For beginners, stop at what Tdol's said. But a further area of possible confusion between these two relates to gerunds:

    "On entering the room, he ...." = as soon as he entered

    "In saying that, you're admitting ..." = by the very fact of (also "By saying that...")

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    Last edited by BobK; 28-Sep-2006 at 09:34. Reason: Fixed typos

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