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Autor:  Dale Thomas / USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  20/MAI/2014 3:33 PM
Assunto:  In / on
 
Mensagem:  I see no difference in the context given.  It is common in English to be able to use two or three prepositions without changing the meaning.

If you are talking about a HUMAN BEING, I would say there is a difference.
He is at the lake.  (He is near the lake.  Maybe he camping, taking photos, swimming, boating, etc.  Very vague.)
He is on the lake.  (He is on/in a boat in the lake.)
He is in the lake.  (He is swimming in the lake.)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
In / on  –  Luciane  20/MAI/2014, 10:38 AM
 In / on  –  Dale Thomas / USA  20/MAI/2014, 3:33 PM

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