Discussion in 'English Only' started by Lisa Huang, May 12, 2007.
1. in the boat or on the boat ?
2. in the ship or on the ship ?
I'd say on a ship but in a boat. A boat is small and you usually sit inside it, but a ship is bigger and you usually stand on the deck. But wait for other views.
I'm with Janka.
___________ BACKGROUND What is background? What is context? CONTEXT ___________
Got it. Thanks a lot.
Here's why context is necessary to know what to recommend:
These are all correct:
The bird landed on the boat.
Are the life preservers in the boat already?
Two dozen sailors work on the ship.
The name painted on the ship is Toyota Maru.
There are many cars in the ship. (It's a car carrier; the cars are inside, not on the deck.)
I work on/in the ship.( I´m the ship´s cook, it means that I don´t work on the deck).
Which one fits better in this situation?
Thanks a lot;
I would say "I work on a ship." It doesn't sound right to me when I say "I work in a ship," however saying "I work in a ship's galley" sounds perfectly correct to me. The galley is a kitchen area on a ship.
Separate names with a comma.