English teachers, which sentence is correct?

In an island

In the island

On an island

On the island 

At the island

thank you

15 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Those are phrases, not sentences. therefore as a sentence NONE OF THEM are correct. Your question is a non sequitur. 

    You asked about sentences and only provided phrases.

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They are ALL correct.

    It depends on the rest of the sentence as to which one you would use.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    yes and the rest of the sentence please , the rest of the sentence determinds if your correct or not .

  • 1 month ago

    i think its right

    He is on the island.

    They are at the island as of now.

    the - we know it.

    an - we don't have any acquaintance with it.

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  • 1 month ago

    Any of them COULD be correct, but you would have to show us the context.

    What does that big hard word "context" mean?

    It means, show us the whole sentence in which you want to use one of these versions. Ideally, give us the whole paragraph.

    The preposition (yes, another big hard word) depends ENTIRELY on how you intend to use it.

  • 1 month ago

    He is on the island.

    They are at the island already.

    the - we know it.

    an - we don't know it.

  • 1 month ago

    Those aren't sentences, so it's hard to say if they are correct for the sentences they are part of without knowing the rest of the sentences. However, if you wish to indicate that an island is the physical location of a thing, person, or event, then you use 'on'. That is the most commonly used of the phrases you give. The only times I can think of that you'd say 'in an island' is when 'island' is an adjective rather than a noun, as in 'island culture' or 'island lifestyle' or 'island setting'. The only time I can think of that you'd say 'at the island' is in something like 'the ferry arrives at the island at 4 o'clock'. Note that in this case, the ferry is not actually on the island; it's just very close to it.

    We camped on an island

    He was born on an island

    The plane landed on the island

    Her birthday party was held on the island

    The ship was wrecked on an island.

    That plant grows on the island.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Those aren't sentences.  They're prepositional phrases.  A sentence expresses a complete thought.

    "On an island" and "on the island" are correct.

  • 1 month ago

    On an island, on the island. Depends on the semtence.

    But not the others. There no way of using the phrase "at the island" by itself. 

    No way the phrase 'in the island' could be used. 'A cave on the island', is still said. 'Not 'in the island'.

    Source(s): Native American English speaker
  • 1 month ago

    On. However, depending on context, you could use: The traveller was reported lost in the interior of the island. The ferry is at the island now. "In an island" is the most difficult to find a use for.

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