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    listed on or listed in

    I am a bit confused about this word "listed". I have seen it used in both ways:

    This document is listed on our List of Equipment.

    This document is listed in our List of Equipment.

    Which is correct ....on or in ? or both of them are correct

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    Re: listed on or listed in

    I would say that both are used. (I think I would say it is on the list.)


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    Re: listed on or listed in

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am a bit confused about this word "listed". I have seen it used in both ways:

    This document is listed on our List of Equipment.

    This document is listed in our List of Equipment.

    Which is correct ....on or in ? or both of them are correct
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon.

    (1) I, too, agree that both prepositions are used here in the United States.

    (2) I, too, prefer "on."

    (a) For example:

    I am very sorry, but I cannot let you enter. Your name is not ON the

    guest list.

    (3) If you ever have to use the word in a sentence, and you are not

    comfortable with this situation, you could always recast your sentence:

    Our List of Equipment includes/ contains/ lists this document.

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: listed on or listed in

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I would say that both are used. (I think I would say it is on the list.)

    I agree, though I would also normally use "on the list".

    However, I did think of an example where I might use both:

    I wrote all the names on a piece of paper, then I put the names in a list, alphabetically. I was amazed to find I had 205 names on the list.

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    Re: listed on or listed in

    Is it necessary to say listed? This document is on/in our List of Equipment.

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