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Old 08-25-2006, 08:01 AM   #421
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I wouldn't use it in formal writing but it's alright in informal conversations to put more emphasis that You, yourself watched all ten tapes of porno.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:27 AM   #422
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I'm sorry, all ten DOWNLOADED CLIPS!
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:10 PM   #425
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I have a question, i always get confused with the use of in/on/at

How do you know when to use which one?

For example:
The book is in the table or is it the book is on the table or maybe the book is at the table.

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The book is on the table

I'm trying to think of exceptions and i'm sure there are many, but I think in English it's pretty literal.. use "in" when you are in something (like in class, in bed), use on when you are talking about on something (on tv, on the table, on the bus), use at when you mean at (at the party, at the beginning).... etc.
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Thanks

i'll mark that quote somewhere, at least 'till i finally get use to it .
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I'm trying to think of exceptions and i'm sure there are many, but I think in English it's pretty literal.. use "in" when you are in something (like in class, in bed), use on when you are talking about on something (on tv, on the table, on the bus), use at when you mean at (at the party, at the beginning).... etc.
There are a couple of those samples I think it would make more sense if they were different grammatically. You should be "on bed" (just like on the table) because you are on top of the bed and you should be "in the bus" (just like in the car) because you are inside the bus but grammar says otherwise, oh well
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true.. I knew there were some exceptions For the bed one, though, if I were just lying down on top of the bed then I would say "I'm lying on the bed" but when I actually get under the covers I'd say "I'm getting in bed"
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I like this thread. Good grammar is a good thing to have.
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true.. I knew there were some exceptions For the bed one, though, if I were just lying down on top of the bed then I would say "I'm lying on the bed" but when I actually get under the covers I'd say "I'm getting in bed"
So, let me recap to see if i got it:
if i'm over something the correct form is on, ex: i'm seatting on a chair.
if i'm under/inside something the correct one is in, ex: i'm in my office.
if i'm at some place i should use at, ex: i left my purse at the park.
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So, let me recap to see if i got it:
if i'm over something the correct form is on, ex: i'm seatting on a chair.
if i'm under/inside something the correct one is in, ex: i'm in my office.
if i'm at some place i should use at, ex: i left my purse at the park.
Yes, exactly! (except you'd say "sitting on a chair...")
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When you're dealing with a foreign language, prepositions are a bitch! Nice explanations, folks.
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Yes, exactly! (except you'd say "sitting on a chair...")
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By the way, mc8114, I like the friendship quote in your signature.
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