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    I'm trying to put songs in my Ipod
    I'm tying to put songs on my Ipod

    I know the second one is correct, because I just heard native speaker used it.

    I just wondered why not in, because all my life before, I used
    "IN" : put songs in it.

    Can anyone tell me the rules or habbits or preference of choosing on or in, in cases like this one?

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    Post Re: On or In

    Quote Originally Posted by mirrortong View Post
    I'm trying to put songs in my Ipod
    I'm tying to put songs on my Ipod

    I know the second one is correct, because I just heard native speaker used it.

    I just wondered why not in, because all my life before, I used
    "IN" : put songs in it.

    Can anyone tell me the rules or habbits or preference of choosing on or in, in cases like this one?
    You could put a new flash drive in(to) your Ipod (by means of removing the screws and then replacing the old drive with the new one, and then placing the screws back). You could not do the same with your songs, could you?
    Putting songs on your Ipod means putting songs on(to) the drive of your Ipod.

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