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    How to use in and on

    Hi,


    I was confused about how to use 'in' and 'on' in sentence. For example:

    The study was conducted to compare gender differences in/on physical injury.

    Which one should I pick up? 'in' or 'on'?

    Thanks

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    Talking Re: How to use in and on

    Quote Originally Posted by googday View Post
    Hi,


    I was confused about how to use 'in' and 'on' in sentence. For example:

    The study was conducted to compare gender differences in/on physical injury.

    Which one should I pick up? 'in' or 'on'?

    Thanks
    In the case of the prepositions in and on, here are the most usual uses.
    In


    in mainly denotes “rest at”:
    PLACE: He lives in the country. He lives in Chicago. (BUT, He lives at 2300 Wabash Ave.)
    TIME: I’ll be there in an hour.
    MANNER: The child ran down the steps in tears.
    REFERENCE: In my opinion we need a referendum. They are happy in their marriage.
    On

    on indicates proximity and position above or outside:
    PLACE: He sat on the fence.
    TIME: He was not thinking well on that occasion.
    REFERENCE: He asked my opinion on the matter.
    CONDITION: We’ll hire him on your recommendation.


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    Re: How to use in and on

    I think in this sentence, no matter 'in' or 'on' are play as REFERENCE. Should I use 'on' for both 'gender differences' and 'physical injury' are nouns?

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