get on/ in the elevator

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Hi, there!

I've already asked a similar question, but let me ask once more.

Do you say "get on the elevator", or "get in the elevator"?

I googled both and apparently "on " outnumbers "in". But I'm not sure if either of them would be better, or both are equally okay.

Thank you!

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optimistic pessimist

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on/ in the elevator

Hi, teachers! And "Hi_there_Carl", thank you for your reply.
I'd like to ask you another question related to the past one.

1. I was in the elevator when there was an earthquake last night.
2. I was on the elevator when there wa an earthquake last night.

In the case above which preposition is more appropriate, in or on?
I'm beginning to think in and on are very confusing sometimes.
I would really appreciate your replies.

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