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    #1

    Talking Question about On, In Preposition.

    Good evening from Turkey. This is my first post.

    I'm learning the difference between prepositions on and in. Can someone check if the below are correct?

    1. There is a hole in the wood (a piece of wood lying on the floor with a hole).
    2. There is something in my hair that I need to remove.
    3. Children are playing basketball in the court. (a basketball-court that is surrounded with fences around).
    4. After the accident, I have gained scars in my face.



    Thank you all in advance.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Jun-2020 at 16:30. Reason: Enlarged font

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    #2

    Re: Question about On, In Preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by murat_turkey View Post
    Good evening from Turkey. This is my first post.

    I'm learning the difference between prepositions on and in. Can someone check if the below are correct?

    1. There is a hole in the wood (a piece of wood lying on the floor with a hole).OK.
    2. There is something in my hair that I need to remove.OK.
    3. Children are playing basketball in the court. (a basketball-court that is surrounded with fences around). "on the court".
    4. After the accident, I have gained scars in on my face.



    Thank you all in advance.
    Y

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    #3

    Re: Question about On, In Preposition.

    Sentence 4 needs on. The scars are on your face.

    The others are correct. Well done.

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    #4

    Re: Question about On, In Preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by murat_turkey View Post
    Good evening from Turkey. This is my first post.

    Thank you all in advance Unnecessary. Just click Thank in the bottom left-hand corner of every post you find helpful after you receive a reply..
    Welcome to the forum, murat_turkey.

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    #5

    Re: Question about On, In Preposition.

    I assume that the bracketed part in 3 was way to call for in, not on.

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    #6

    Re: Question about On, In Preposition.

    For #4, I would use one of the following:

    After my accident, I had scars on my face.
    Since my accident, I have had scars on my face.
    Due to my accident, I have scars on my face.

    I wouldn't use the combination of "After" and "have".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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