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Reply to "Stick the announcement in the lift or on the lift"

@Cristi posted:

Which one is more correct? In or on

e.g.

Are you happy for me to get the notice to be printed and sticked in or on the lift?

Hi, Cristi—The sentence sounds thoroughly nonnative, and your use of "to be" is incorrect. Unless you have a special reason to use "sticked," as a term of technical jargon, the normal past participle of "stick" is "stuck." You can say:

  • Would you like me to get the notice printed and stuck on the lift?

Both "in" and "on" are OK. You need to think about what the sentence is supposed to mean. If the sticker is being stuck in something, use "in"; if it is being stuck on something, use "on."

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