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    program on (the) TV

    Did you see the boat race on (the) television?
    Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English, 1974

    What's on (the) TV this evening?
    There's an interesting play on (the) television.
    A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, 1985

    Can we really say a program is being shown on the TV?

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    Re: program on (the) TV

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Did you see the boat race on (the) television?
    Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English, 1974

    What's on (the) TV this evening?
    There's an interesting play on (the) television.
    A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, 1985

    Can we really say a program is being shown on the TV?
    Yes, both are correct.

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    Re: program on (the) TV

    I think yes, because you can refer to a specific TV.
    The same is with cinema.
    You would say "I go to the cinema", because you mean a specific cinema.
    However, it's usual to say "I go to school" (as pupil).
    If you want a better explanation, I will try to find the thread where I got this information from.

    Cheers!

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