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Re: On a farm or in a farm?

Posted by EAH on September 23, 2003

In Reply to: On a farm or in a farm? posted by JGL on September 23, 2003

: Which one is correct? If both are acceptable, any differences in usage?

When farm is used as a noun, "on" is the preferred preposition
ex: ...lived on a farm, ...stayed on a farm, ...grazed on a farm

When farm is used as an adjective, "in" is the correct preposition
ex: ...injuried in a farm accident,
...decorated in a farm theme,
...cattails in a farm pond