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    Daruma is offline Senior Member
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    update somebody on something

    Hello.

    Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan
    MR. McCLELLAN: I just don't have anything to update you on, but things are moving forward, and the Saudis are cooperating and working to make that happen.

    It's wrong to delete on, isn't it?

    Thank you.

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    Re: update somebody on something

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan
    MR. McCLELLAN: I just don't have anything to update you on, but things are moving forward, and the Saudis are cooperating and working to make that happen.

    It's wrong to delete on, isn't it?

    Thank you.
    Yes, it would be wrong because it says "anything" to update you on.

    If McClellan had said: "I don't have any need to update you," then "on" wouldn't make any sense.

    But there's something (or nothing) to "be updated on" in the sentence as given, so it wouldn't work without the "on."

    The expressions are:
    "to update someone or somethng"
    "to update someone ON something"

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