Hi, Badhusha, and welcome to the G.E,

Badhusha posted:

Which one of the following is correct 

1. In the box

2.inside the box

'In' has a much broader meaning than 'inside'. 'Inside' means that someone or something is physically enclosed in a container (a box, a vehicle, a building with walls, etc.). See here: https://www.espressoenglish.ne...-inside-into-within/

 So, we can say that 'in' can mostly replace 'inside', but not vice versa. Also, when you are not physically surrounded, you should use 'in'. Interestingly, on Coca, 'in the box' beats 'inside the box' many more times.  

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