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to be in/on a team

which one is correct?

I've heard "on" quite a lot, but my teacher says (UK native) that "in" is correct.
Is "to be on a team" an American expression?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    I think "on" and "in" have slightly different meanings here. You would could say "I am on the soccer team" but not "I am in the soccer team". You could say "you have to work in a team", but usually not "you have to work on a team." I think generally you work "in" a team, and you play "on" a team.

    Yes, in America we say "on a team" quite often. E.g., "John plays on our high school's basketball team."

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