in or on


Hi, I always struggle with the use of "in" or "on". Some advices will help me. Thank you

asked Mar 25 '14 at 16:16 Melva De Leon New member

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Think of 'in' as being surrounded by, and 'on' as being above.

The nails are in the bag.

The hammer is on the bench.


There are some odd uses that don't follow these rules, however.  You sit in a chair, but you sit on a sofa.

Ain't English grand!

link comment answered Mar 25 '14 at 16:53 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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