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    IN or ON the long run?

    I usually say IN the long run, but a friend of mine says ON the long run and both can be found on google, IN having a bigger number of hits though...any difference between these two? Would this difference perhaps be between American and British English?

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    Re: IN or ON the long run?

    As an American, I would use only "in" for this expression.

    In the long run, ...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: IN or ON the long run?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    As an American, I would use only "in" for this expression.

    In the long run, ...
    And as an Englishman, so would I.

    I have never heard on the long run.

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    Re: IN or ON the long run?

    I use in (BrE speaker) and can't say that I remember hearing on used by speakers of any variant. A quickk look at Google results suggests that the examples with on are using iit in a different way like A technical note on the long run U.S. gasoline - crude oil price relationship, where it is a note on...

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