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    in the black market or on the black market?

    Hey guys, I don't understand when we should use 'on' or 'in' when we are referring to the word 'black market' and why. Could anyone help me?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: in the black market or on the black market?

    Quote Originally Posted by rommel123 View Post
    Hey guys, I don't understand when we should use 'on' or 'in' when we are referring to the word 'black market' and why. Could anyone help me?

    Thank you very much.
    欢迎 rommel!
    It depends what do you want to say.
    You can say 'to put new a model of car on the market'. Also, 'on the blackmarket'. But why, that's problem. Perhaps one of our teachers will explain it to us.
    Last edited by stanislaw.masny; 21-Aug-2010 at 08:22.

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    Re: in the black market or on the black market?

    Quote Originally Posted by rommel123 View Post
    Hey guys, I don't understand when we should use 'on' or 'in' when we are referring to the word 'black market' and why. Could anyone help me?
    Welcome!
    'black market' is not a word; it's a phrase.

    The answer is complicated and, I'm sure, confusing. I will start, and perhaps others will add to it.

    "on" is more common and is usually used when talking about the buying and selling.
    She bought it on the black market.

    "in" would be used to talk about the people who sells things there.
    He works in the black market.

    If one said 'He works on the black market.', it would suggest that his work relates to the black market. Perhaps he is an expert on the black market, and his job is to find ways of reducing activity in the black market.

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    Re: in the black market or on the black market?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanislaw.masny View Post
    欢迎 rommel!
    It depends what do you want to say.
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