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    Hi,

    Please let me know which sentence is correct and why:

    1) Are you on a contract?

    1) Are you in a contract?

    Please let me know the reason as well.

    Kind Regards

    Prince Sabharwal

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    Default Re: in a contract or on a contract

    Quote Originally Posted by princesabharwal View Post
    Hi,

    Please let me know which sentence is correct and why:

    1) Are you on a contract?

    1) Are you in a contract?

    Please let me know the reason as well.

    Kind Regards

    Prince Sabharwal
    It would help if you gave some context.

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    Default Re: in a contract or on a contract

    Iam in a contract with my electricity and gas supplier.

    Iam on a contract with my electricity and gas supplier.

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    Default Re: in a contract or on a contract

    Quote Originally Posted by princesabharwal View Post
    Iam in a contract with my electricity and gas supplier.

    Iam on a contract with my electricity and gas supplier.
    In that case we would usually use the verb "to have": "I have a contract..."

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    Default Re: in a contract or on a contract

    Thanks bhaisahab,

    Please let me know if iam asking a question then if say

    Are you on a contract?

    is it incorrect

    Regards

    Prince

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    Default Re: in a contract or on a contract

    Do you have a contract?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: in a contract or on a contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Do you have a contract?
    I agree entirely as far as the example of the gas and electricity suppliers are concerned.

    However, someone would be "on contract" or "on a contract" with their employer, if they're not employed casually.

    You can "enter into a contract" or be "tied into a contract" too.

    "I am on a contract with my employer and I'm tied into it for four years."

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    Default Re: in a contract or on a contract

    Sure, as you agreed with the sentence given the first example, I agree with you in your examples!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: in a contract or on a contract

    "in a contract" is often used.

    I'd like to change my supplier, but I'm locked in a contract for two more years.

    I would use "on a contract" in a sentence like 'I'm doing it on a contract basis.'

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