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    Monopoly

    Does one have a monopoly "on" or "over" something? I think both prepositions are correct.

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    Re: Monopoly

    'Over' sounds a little unnatural to me. 'On' and 'over' are both fine, as is 'in'.

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    Re: Monopoly

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Does one have a monopoly "on" or "over" something? I think both prepositions are correct.

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    I have never heard/read "over" or "in" used in that way.

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    Re: Monopoly

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I have never heard/read "over" or "in" used in that way.
    I don't like 'over', but many uses are recorded, and 'in' appears to be pretty common: Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

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    Re: Monopoly

    How about monopoly of as well?

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    Re: Monopoly

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about monopoly of as well?
    Yes, according to: Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

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