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May 22, 2017

The Difference between 'in bed' and 'on bed'.

"Is it 'in bed' or 'on bed'?" This has been a common question among learners of English and a handful of its native speakers. One out of the numerous persons who asked me this question on Facebook got this answer from a senior colleague of mine, Sarah Daba Wilson.

Check the answer below:

In bed and on bed...

Both are correct but have just slight differences. 'In bed' means that you are not just on your bed but also very much ready to sleep. It implies that you are under your bedcovers and not just laid on.
'On bed' presupposes that you are not ready to sleep but probably just relaxing on your bed.

It is also used to refer to a bed as a piece of furniture.

Question: Where did you place your phone?

Answer: I think it should be on my bed or on the table. (notice the use of "on"). I hope this suffices.

Hope the explanation answers your question? If you are still confused or have any contrary opinion, don't hesitate to use the comment box.


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