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Hi,

When we're mentioning that one is now talking in the phone, is it to say 'He/she is now on the line'? So is it wrong for that 'He/she is now in the line'?
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yes it is wrong to say he/she is now in the line..........here in the line means the peron is inside it i mean inside phone so it's absolutely wrong to usepreposition 'in' the only correct preposition is 'on'

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CG
in the line would mean he/she is physically located inside the phone line--absurd.
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hi how r yu iam on line yu can chat with me
So we conclude that someone now is on the line but he is also in the phone!
HuaMin Chen
Hi,

When we're mentioning that one is now talking in the phone, is it to say 'He/she is now on the line'? So is it wrong for that 'He/she is now in the line'?

When we're mentioning that one is now talking ON (not IN) the phone, is it to say 'He/she is now on the line'? So is it wrong for that 'He/she is now in the line'?
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HuaMin Chen,

The person is not IN the phone, it's ON the phone, just like it's ON the line.
The same applies with 'toilet'.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Yes, we have discuss it recently in the forum. For Americans, toilet means the plumbing fixture. If you say "I am going to wash my hands in the toilet", they'll respond with "Yuck!" People can't be in the toilet. However, in British English, toilet can also mean the room containing the fixture. There is nothing wrong to be in the toilet.
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