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I am not a native speaker and prepositions are the part of speech that troubles me more. Checking different posts from the site I've learnt that you say:

On the Internet / On a website

In an email

At www.site.com

Could you please give me a hand and tell me, which prepositions normally will go with: chat, file, document, forum, Skype, computer, folder? Thanks a lot

  • This is probably a better question for ELL, but a topic might be discussed in a chat, data is stored in a file, text is stored in a document, you may post on a forum (but others possible, depending on context), you work "on" a computer but may store your documents "in" a computer. The documents are likely located "in" a folder. Skype is a beast all to itself. – Hot Licks Dec 17 '15 at 22:59
  • Welcome to EL&U. I think the question is too broad as currently written, and should show more research as explained in the help center, but some related questions include Install on/in/to, Preposition for computer environments, In/on one of the computers, In/on the menu in software, Copy on/in, and on/in spreadsheet” – choster Dec 17 '15 at 23:18
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    Thank you guys for your help! I've just realized now that there is the ELL community, I had no idea Stackexchange was such a huge site. I know the question is broad and prepositions will also depend on verbs used, but I wanted to know how it worked in general to point out where's the information. Thanks again – TheDraught Dec 18 '15 at 9:10
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(I am) in a chat, but on chat

(It is) in a file, but on file

(It is) in a document

(I post / I saw it) on a forum

(I am) on Skype, but in a Skype call

(The file is) on my computer

(It is in) in a folder

The only time something would be in a computer would be if you were talking about the components of the computer like hard disk, memory, wiring, etc.

  • We also talk of something being on file. I have the information on file at the office. – WS2 Dec 18 '15 at 0:31

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