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Thread: in, on or of?

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    That was the old school. Nowadays, when answering posts I tend to be less absolute because I try to leave a door open for you or another AE speaker to disagree. It's interesting that years of watching American films and reading American writers made very little impression in comparison. I'd say I knew nothing about AE before I started posting. Well, I did know you say 'faucet'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    That was the old school. Nowadays, when answering posts I tend to be less absolute because I try to leave a door open for you or another AE speaker to disagree. It's interesting that years of watching American films and reading American writers made very little impression in comparison. I'd say I knew nothing about AE before I started posting. Well, I did know you say 'faucet'.
    I too have become less certain. I guess it is a good thing. I am certainly glad that I've met you and Red. :wink:

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    #13
    It is a good thing. It also affects my teaching here- there are things I'd taught as errors that I now teach as alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It is a good thing. It also affects my teaching here- there are things I'd taught as errors that I now teach as alternatives.
    I must confess that I used to be biased against BE, but "maturity" has mellowed me. It's not important that some say "on the team" and others say "in the team" as long as we understand each other. However, I do believe that learners find it confusing.

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