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  • Hi. My name is Rebecca, and today's lesson is about prepositions. Specifically, it's

  • about the two prepositions: "in" or: "on". Okay? Now, I'm going to give you a useful

  • tip so that you will know which one to use in certain kinds of situations.

  • So let's look at the board. Okay, so what you need to decide is: are you talking about

  • something that is written on paper or are you talking about something represented on

  • an electronic device, for example? Okay? Let's look at some examples.

  • You could say, for example: "I read it in a book.", "I saw it in a comic.", "I read

  • it in the newspaper.", "in a magazine", or: "in an email". Now, even though email is kind

  • of seen on an electronic device, it is regarded as a letter. And a letter used to be something

  • that came on paper, and so we still use that expression, "in" when we're talking about

  • emails. Okay? So things that come on paper or were traditionally on paper are with the

  • proposition: "in". Now, of course, today, you can find books, and comics, and newspapers,

  • and magazines which are called ezines, and email online, on computers, and we can read

  • them on computers. But the preposition is kind of based on the fact that originally,

  • they were all on paper, so try to think of it in that way and it will help you to decide.

  • Now, when we look at electronic devices, we use the preposition: "on". So: "He was speaking

  • on the phone.", "I saw it on TV.", "I read it online", or: "on the net", or: "on the

  • internet". On my... "I was working on my computer.", "I was working on my laptop.", "I saw it on

  • my tablet." Or: "I watched the video on engVid." So you can also use "on" when you're talking

  • about a website. Right? So those are for electronic devices. Okay? And this was paper. So if you've

  • got that clear in your mind, let's try some examples.

  • So what would you say here? "__________ our textbook".

  • I read it "in our textbook" or: "on our textbook"? What do you say? It's written, right, it's

  • on paper, so: "in our textbook".

  • "__________ the screen". I saw it... "on the screen". Good.

  • "__________ the article". I read it... "in the article" or: "in an article".

  • Okay? Usually article might be in the newspaper or in a journal.

  • "__________ the poem". "in the poem" or: "on the poem"? "in the poem"

  • again. Very good.

  • "__________ the journal". "in the journal".

  • "__________ the radio". "on the radio". Good.

  • "__________ the letter". "in the letter".

  • And the last one: "__________ the monitor".

  • What would you say? "on the monitor". Okay?

  • So we see, I hope you see how to use the prepositions: "in" and "on". There are many different ways

  • in which we can use these prepositions, but when we're talking about something paper or

  • something electronic, you now know what to do and which preposition to use. Okay? If

  • you'd like some more practice on this, go to our website: www.engvid.com. Thanks very

  • much for watching. Bye for now.

Hi. My name is Rebecca, and today's lesson is about prepositions. Specifically, it's

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英語介詞。IN還是ON? (English Prepositions: IN or ON?)

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