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    #1

    On vs in

    Dear teachers and friends:

    Could you shed some light on this?

    In a daily basis VS On a daily basis.

    About IN.

    BNC says 'no way'.
    COCA says yes (a few entries only), but I am betting they are typos.

    However, Google says there are 150.000 possibilities.

    Thank you for your time.

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    #2

    Re: On vs in

    Some people definitely are using in, though I don't know any of them. In BrE, I don'tr hear it.


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    #3

    Re: On vs in

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Dear teachers and friends:

    Could you shed some light on this?

    In a daily basis VS On a daily basis.

    About IN.

    BNC says 'no way'.
    COCA says yes (a few entries only), but I am betting they are typos.

    However, Google says there are 150.000 possibilities.

    Thank you for your time.
    They could be typos or texts written by those whose first language is not English. I've seen this sort of thing happen with Google searches, though I can't recall any examples. Here's what can happen: something you'd never expect to see a result from comes back, but it turns out, after reading the text, that it's not written by a native English speaker. It can happen - or it could just be a typo. It's hard to imagine a native speaker of English saying or writing "in a daily basis".

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    #4

    Re: On vs in

    Besides Tdol has said there are people (probably non-natives - broken English, like myself) who use 'in', I will not use it anymore. From now on, it'll be 'on'.

    Thank you.

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