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It is always confusing to get this right and I always get confused when I'm about to say sentences like the following!! Any golden rule?

There is a camera in / on my phone.
There are several corrections in/on your report.
The laundromat is in/on the basement.
The arts classroom is on the 4th floor in the East wing, or the arts classroom is in/on 4East?

Thanks in advance!
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'In' is like 'inside' - it refers to something being inside or within something else.
'On' is like 'on top of' - it refers to something being on the surface of something else.

Now, how would you fix your sentences?
Alright, I would say:

There is a camera on my phone.
There are several corrections in your report. Can I also say "on the report" (trying to convey that the report has only page and it could simply mean that page).
The laundromat is on the basement.
The arts classroom is on the 4th floor in the East wing. Can I also say "the arts classroom is in 4East"?

Thanks!
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There is a camera in my phone.- The camera is inside the phone.

There are several corrections in your report--Yes. Can I also say "on the report" (trying to convey that the report has only page and it could simply mean that page-- No; number of oages is irrelevant. The corrections are within the text).
The laundromat is in the basement.-- A basement is a hole in the ground, for heaven's sake!

The arts classroom is on the 4th floor in the East wing.- Good. Can I also say "the arts classroom is in 4East"?-- I wouldn't understand that, but the residents might.
Thanks! Emotion: smile
Mister MicawberThe laundromat is in the basement.-- A basement is a hole in the ground, for heaven's sake!
Emotion: headbang

one more question sir:
Had I used first floor instead of "basement" would the answer be "The laundromat is on the first floor in the East wing"?

Thanks again!
I got it, thanks! Emotion: smile The answer for my fourth question clarifies the doubt!! I apologize!Emotion: embarrassed
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Yes, that's right: floors are surfaces and basements are holes.
I got a same problem in my english study! but you know most teachers in china used to teach us as a fix sentences to remember just like "there is no reason why salt is salty !"

In deed ,when you translate the sentences into chinese,some of them is hard to understand.In my eyes,you could refer to earlier answers, accumulate in routine, even according to the context.
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