Confusion around in and on again


Are you supposed to say "I'm in Tenerife" or "I'm on Tenerife"? Someone told me that it should be "I'm on Tenerife" because Tenerife is an island. Does that make sense?

in on asked May 23 '13 at 11:50 Mario Fonseca New member

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Yes, it makes sense. You can be in a city, but on an island. Think of "in" as "within" - like in a box. Think of "on" as "on top of" - like on a table.

link comment answered May 23 '13 at 20:05 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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