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For example:

What would be better

"I misspelled a word in the title"

Or

"I misspelled a word on the title"

I seem to have a bit of a hard time with these prepositions; in, on or at.

I have found images like this one but it isn't really helpful when it comes to things other than time or places.

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The choice of the proper location preposition depends on the object it is used with. If the object is a surface, you should use 'on'. For example: on the page, on the wall, on the ceiling, on the platform, etc. If the object is a volume, space, or something solid, you should use 'in'. For example: in the car, in the room, in the rain, in the letter, etc. In your case 'the title' is used not as a surface. So the only preposition to use here is 'in': IN THE TITLE.

  • I think I got it! Can there be a sentence that I could use "on the title"? – Sirena S. C. Nov 26 '18 at 15:04
  • @Sirena S. C. If you're referring to a hair on the title of a physical book, then you can say "there's a hair on the title". – Othya Nov 26 '18 at 15:28
  • A hair is NOT on the title, it is on the page or book cover where the title is written or printed. – user307254 Nov 26 '18 at 18:05
  • @SirenaS.C. To say something on the title=can be understood as about the title. But the preposition is due to: say something on something. See? Would you like to say somethingon that?? – Lambie Nov 8 at 19:13

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