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    What does 'on' mean in the following sentence.
    The last time I was on with him......
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    Re: on

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    What does 'on' mean in the following sentence.
    The last time I was on with him......
    Thanks
    There are various possibilities:

    1) At work with him - if you work with different people at different times and on different days, then you might say that you are "on duty with [name]". This can be shortened from "The last time I was on duty with him..." to "The last time I was on with him..."

    2) On the phone - if it's someone you talk to on the telephone, you might say "The last time I was on with him, he said...."

    3) In touch by internet - perhaps by Skype or online chat. Again, if it's someone you talk to electronically, you can also say "The last time I was on with him..."

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    Re: on

    The same would apply with anything* you can be on: TV, the stage...

    b

    PS* Well, a lot of things. Sometimes... often you'd express the location; 'The last time I was on a train with him...'

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