1. She puts her shoes on the rack. 2. She puts her shoes into the rack. 3. She puts her shoes in the rack. Thanks.

asked Oct 16 '12 at 14:54 May New member

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I mostly agree. While all three have slightly different meanings, they all can be used depending on the nature of the rack and where you place the shoes.


I don't entirely agree with Peter about #1. To me, "on the rack" does not imply the rack has only one level. Rather, it only tells us the shoes were placed on the top level -- the rack could have any number of levels.

link comment answered Oct 16 '12 at 16:32 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

To me, all the sentence seems to be fine and grammatically correct.  I do not know what other experts have a say on this.

link comment answered Oct 16 '12 at 14:59 sanjay Expert

Yes, I agree. All three of these prepositions could be used in this sentence, and which were logical would depend on the physical appearance/construction of the rack in question.


2. and 3. are interchangeable, whereas 1. implies that the rack is a type which has only one level – a top.

link comment answered Oct 16 '12 at 15:18 Peter Guess Expert

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