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    #1

    in or on?

    “The gauge in/on the dash board to determine the speed is broken.”

    hi,
    which is the correct preposition, please?
    thanks


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    #2

    Re: in or on?

    "The speedometer on the dashboard is broken."

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    #3

    Talking Re: in or on?

    If you wanted to use the preposition in, it would mean that you keep the speedometer inside the bashboard, as if hiding it, without being able to read what it actually indicates.

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    Re: in or on?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    If you wanted to use the preposition in, it would mean that you keep the speedometer inside the bashboard, as if hiding it, without being able to read what it actually indicates.
    actually it was my English teacher - who is American - who wrote it so. it might be a typo. thanks.

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