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    #1

    in bed or on bed

    Which is correct:

    1. He is in bed.

    2. He is on bed.

    If both are correct, is there a difference in meaning?

    Many, many thanks again.


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    #2

    Re: in bed or on bed

    He is in bed - he is under the bedclothes.

    He is on the bed - he is sitting/lying on top of the bed, not under the bedclothes.

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    #3

    Re: in bed or on bed

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    ...He is on the bed - he is sitting/lying on top of the bed, not under the bedclothes.
    ...as opposed to 'on a bed', when the bed is usually metaphorical: '...served on a bed of mashed potatoes'.

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