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    "in" or "on"?

    The setting is the conversation I had with my friend about the investment he has made for some time. When I asked him if he is still doing the investment thing in the stock market, what preposition do I use between "in" and "on"?

    My question goes like " Are you still on it (=investment thing)?

    Please let me know if "on" in above sentence needs to be changed into "in" or if that is still okay.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: "in" or "on"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Since he is in the market I would use "in". One can't really be "on" the market - unless he is standing on the top of a store.
    Hello, Gillnetter.

    Can we not use on in the sense of engaged in something?

    The OP menifested that in his sentence it refers to investment thing.



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