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Rule "Collocation: on/in a hospital bed"

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Description: Collocation: on/in a hospital bed
Message: The usual preposition with "\5" is "in". Did you mean in a hospital bed?
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/in-on-at-grammar/#using-%E2%80%9Cin%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%9Con%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Cat%E2%80%9D-as-prepositions-of-place
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The patient is on a hospital bed waiting for surgery.
    Correction suggestion: in a hospital bed
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: ON_IN_A_HOSPITAL_BED [64]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-18 20:33:03 +0000)