on a list vs. in a list
"The item is on the shopping list."
"next (pronoun) - the person or thing in a list, series etc that comes after the person or thing you are dealing with now:"
1. What are the differences between 'on a list' and 'in a list'?
Re: on a list vs. in a list
Not sure but I think.
“On the list” emphasises on the material(which has surface) which the list is added
“In the list” emphasises on the contents , reason for listing,
I couldn’t see my name on the list which was on the notice board.
I couldn’t see my name in the list of the most successful students
Not sure, this was just my observation
I am neither a native, nor a teacher, please correct me if I am wrong.
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