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    Default On & On

    Dear teachers,

    Construction works are going on on almost every part of the country.
    Is the sentence above correct?

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    Default Re: On & On

    There's nothing wrong with having the same word twice, but in this case I would say 'on in'. If it were 'going on on every floor', then it would be OK, though many would rephrase to avoid the repetition.

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    Default Re: On & On

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol View Post
    If it were 'going on on every floor', then it would be OK.
    Why do we tell 'on' here and not 'in'?

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