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    There is some regulation of / on medical kits

    Hi,

    There is some regulation of/on medical kits. The Joint Aviation Authorities insist that flights have first aid and medical emergency kits on board.

    In the above context, which preposition is idiomatic, of or on ?

    I guess 'on' would be the right one.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: There is some regulation of / on medical kits

    Regulation of medical kits would be concerned with what goes in a kit.

    "On" or "about" works in this sentence.

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    Re: There is some regulation of / on medical kits

    Thank you, SoothingDave.

    I'm afraid I can't see what you mean by 'what goes in a kit'.

    Do you mean if the kit is sterilized or not?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: There is some regulation of / on medical kits

    Suppose there was a gov't regulation that stated exactly what the contents of a medical kit should be. Three band aids, four aspirin, one cold pack. That would be regulation "of" medical kits.

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    Re: There is some regulation of / on medical kits

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Suppose there was a gov't regulation that stated exactly what the contents of a medical kit should be. Three band aids, four aspirin, one cold pack. That would be regulation "of" medical kits.
    Thank you, SoothingDave.

    Honestly speaking, I'm confused.

    There is some regulation of medical kits. The Joint Aviation Authorities insist that every flight has at least one defibrillator on board.

    I think this sentence would be idiomatic. Am I right?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: There is some regulation of / on medical kits

    Quote Originally Posted by taked4700 View Post
    Thank you, SoothingDave.

    Honestly speaking, I'm confused.

    There is some regulation of medical kits. The Joint Aviation Authorities insist that every flight has at least one defibrillator on board.

    I think this sentence would be idiomatic. Am I right?

    Thanks in advance.
    Really, that's not a good sentence. There is some regulation of everything, so it doesn't mean anything. Given that, why not integrate it into something that does mean something?
    There is a regulation of the JAA that every flight must have at least one defibrillator on board.”
    It is a regulation of the JAA that all flights have first aid and medical emergency kits on board.”
    JAA regulations on medical kits require that there be: three band aids, four aspirin, one cold pack in each kit."

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