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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Default report / report on

    (1) In this session I will report the results of my research study. (2) In this session I will report on the results of my research study.
    Are both sentences correct? Is the preposition 'on' optional?


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    Default Re: report / report on

    Hello,

    I would omit the preposition. Your sentence says the same thing without it. Or you could just say 'present'

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    Default Re: report / report on

    In this case, you would report results. You report on something that is known to exist already: 'The team will report on the rate of melting of the polar ice-cap from day to day'. But 50 years ago some far-sighted observer might have 'reported the melting of the polar ice-cap' [no 'on'].

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    Oops - pipped at the post
    Last edited by BobK; 30-May-2007 at 14:52. Reason: PS added

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