Which one is corect:
a)Write a paragraph of five sentences on ...
b)Write a paragraph of five sentences about..
a)This letter is for Mr. Allan.
b)This letter is to Mr. Allan.
a)I read the news in the magazine.
b)I read the news on the magazine.
a)I saw it in The news.
b)I saw it on The news.
A)I saw the news in TV.
b)I saw the news on TV.
What about the radio?
Originally Posted by F.K
In question one both are possible. 'On' is more specific, 'about' is slightly more general.
In question two I would suspect that you could use either, but that depends on the situation. I would write a letter to someone, but mention to my friend that there is a letter there for them.
In question three you would read something in a magazine (on would imply that you were physically on the magazine), but in questions four and five you would see something on the news/hear something on the radio.
Hope this is of some help,
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