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  1. xpert's Avatar
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    #1

    Question in/on

    Hi there

    Question (1) : Do these sentences have any other implications?

    He is in a car (inside)
    He is on a bus (touching the upper part of ..)

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    Question (2)

    Which is correct ...?

    He is (in - on) the chair.


    Thanx a million in advance

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    #2

    Re: in/on

    He is in a car (inside) correct
    He is on a bus (touching the upper part of ..) incorrect meaning...he is not "touching the upper part of" but actually "inside" the bus (riding the bus)

    He is in the chair.

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    Re: in/on

    If it is an armchair he could be said to be in it. If it is a simple chair like an office or classroom chair he would be on it.

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