Need help on the use of Preposition again, thx teachers!

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Which is correct as in:

Ride on a cable car

or

Ride in a cable car

or

Both are acceptable.

Please explain if both are acceptable, thank you teachers! ^o^
 

RonBee

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Since it is a kind of trolley, I would say you ride on a cable car.

:)

  • Have you ever ridden on a cable car?
    I've heard that they can take you far.

    :)
 

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Helped Wanted said:
Which is correct as in:

Ride on a cable car

or

Ride in a cable car

or

Both are acceptable.

Please explain if both are acceptable, thank you teachers! ^o^

If you walk on the cable car, then you ride on the cable car; The same holds true for buses and planes. If you want to express that you are sitting in a cable car, bus, plane, then use ride in a cable car, bus, plane. As for cars and taxis, we don't walk on, we crouch down when we get in, so use 'ride in a car, ride in a taxi'. To ride on a car or a taxi means to climb up onto the top of the vehicle. Use 'on' for climbing and 'in' for sitting.

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Thank you for your advise too, teacher Casiopea! ^o^
 

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Helped Wanted said:
Thank you for your advise too, teacher Casiopea! ^o^

You're welcome.
There's no charge for the advice. :) (Noun)
Maybe some day you can advise me. :) (Verb)

All the best,
 
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I got the word "advise" wrong again...GEEEEE >_<

Thanks for reminding me again on it.

Thank you for your advice again, teacher Casiopea! ^o^
 

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Also,remember that in British English, we use 'practise'for the verb and 'practice' for the noun
 

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tdol said:
Also,remember that in British English, we use 'practise'for the verb and 'practice' for the noun

Huh. I've been doing it wrong all this time. :shock: :wink:

I guess I should practise more. :wink:
 

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Good, good day. Study, study up. ;-)
 
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