For example:

What would be better

"I misspelled a word in the title"


"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.


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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