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    Default "in" or "on"

    Hi

    What is the correct usage?

    a) I am working as the consultant for two projects in (on) sustainable development.

    b) I am writing a research paper on (in) women's health.

    c) I am doing research in (on) robotics.

    Regards
    Shon

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    Default Re: "in" or "on"

    Hello Shon, welcome to UE!

    In these examples, "in" suggests "in the field of", whereas "on" suggests "on the subject of".

    So you might say that "in" suggests a "from the inside" approach, while "on" suggests a "from the outside" approach.

    I would probably use "on" for the first two; for 3, you also have the option "research into", which might be best.

    All the best,
    MrP

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