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toy cars ? the table

There are some toy cars ___ the table.

The first preposition came to my mind was “under”, which I think most people would think of first. Can we use “in” here? The board and four legs may form a space. The toy cars are right in there.

What other prepositions do you think are also situable?

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In the picture the toys are under the table, regardless of the space under it. So no, you cannot use in when describing toys in that picture.

Additionally: The cars are between the table legs


If you had a table like this, then you could use

Get the balls. They are in your table. enter image description here

But even then I would use Get the balls. They are in your table drawers.

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