In? On? Google

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 26 02:41:35 UTC 2007

I was going to use "on," but I stopped to think about it and replaced
"on" with "in." Then I thought about it some more. And then some more.
And some more. Finally, I gave up.


On 9/25/07, Your Name <ROSESKES at> wrote:
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> 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?
> Rosemarie
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