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    in/on

    I have one question about on and in.whats the correct here?

    Mom: Are you playing on (or) in computer?
    George: yes i am on (or) in internet now.


    please explain my a bit more

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    Re: in/on

    Happy New Year!

    Be on the computer
    Be on the internet

    Hope that helps.


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    Re: in/on

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post

    Be on the computer
    Be on the internet

    i have to say "i am on the internet & i am on the computer?

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    Re: in/on

    That's correct. You need the word the.

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    Re: in/on

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    That's correct. You need the word the.
    Depending upon variations of English, in American English for example you use at
    Work at a computer
    You can phone me at 11122233 (BE on...)


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    Re: in/on

    thanks but i didnot understand when american use at and in england people use on etc?

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    Re: in/on

    I already said:
    work on/at a computer (BR/AmE)
    Phone me on/at the following number (BR/AmE)
    At/on the corner (BE/AmE)
    at/on the weekend (BE/AmE)

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