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    on the outskirts or in the outskirts

    We live on the outskirts of a city or in the outskirts of a city?

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    Re: on the outskirts or in the outskirts

    on the outskirts

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    Re: on the outskirts or in the outskirts

    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneESL View Post
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    What would you say about this exract from "Key Words in Business" by Bill Muscal "A few years ago,Yutaka Kume,chairman of Nissan,acquired a small,ready-built house, of what might be considered modest proportions, in the outskirts of Tokyo." Is it a mistake?
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    Re: on the outskirts or in the outskirts

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What would you say about this exract from "Key Words in Business" by Bill Muscal "A few years ago,Yutaka Kume,chairman of Nissan,acquired a small,ready-built house, of what (?) might be considered modest proportions, in the outskirts of Tokyo." Is it a mistake?
    I don't consider it a 'mistake'. I think most native speakers would use on, but in does not strike me as particularly odd.

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    Re: on the outskirts or in the outskirts

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I don't consider it a 'mistake'. I think most native speakers would use on, but in does not strike me as particularly odd.
    We say "in the suburbs". Do we ever say "on the suburbs"? What would be the difference between "in the suburbs" and "on the outskirts"?

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    Re: on the outskirts or in the outskirts

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    We say "in the suburbs". Do we ever say "on the suburbs"? What would be the difference between "in the suburbs" and "on the outskirts"?
    On is the preposition we normally use with outskirts, in with suburbs. For differences between the nouns, see Suburbs or Outskirts ?
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