In? On? Google

Tue Sep 25 15:43:20 UTC 2007

I've always been fascinated by how we choose "in" vs. "on."  I  live ON the
earth, but I live IN Rochester - which is  obviously ON the earth.  I'd never
say I lived ON Rochester or IN the  earth.  I found the info IN the dictionary,
but ON the internet  (or on Google).  Is that because the info was ON the
pages, but the pages  were contained INside the book covers?  While the Google
info appears ON my  monitor screen?

Anyone who can shed any light on how we choose IN vs. ON?


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