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    CNN - On last week's? "On" is required?

    Hi All,

    In the following news from CNN International, is it correct to use "On last week's"? In English Grammar, last,next,this shouldn't have preposition, but how come they use the preposition "On" for last week's, please explain, thanks.

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    On last week’s edition of Q&A Richard Quest & Ali Velshi debated information leaks and the possibility of a corporate documents release by WikiLeaks. What should they debate this week? Post your suggestions here. Topics must be of global interest.
    Last edited by EngFan; 08-Dec-2010 at 12:14.

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    Re: CNN - On last week's? "On" is required?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Hi All,

    In the following news from CNN International, is it correct to use "On last week's"? In English Grammar, last,next,this shouldn't have preposition, but how come they use the preposition "On" for last week's, please explain, thanks.

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    On last week’s edition of Q&A, Richard Quest & Ali Velshi debated information leaks and the possibility of a corporate documents release by WikiLeaks. What should they debate this week? Post your suggestions here. Topics must be of global interest.
    They expressed it just fine, EngFan. They are referring to what was discussed last week. The prepositional phrase is "On last week's edition of Q & A,". Last is an adjective describing week's. Make sense now?

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    Re: CNN - On last week's? "On" is required?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry081958 View Post
    They expressed it just fine, EngFan. They are referring to what was discussed last week. The prepositional phrase is "On last week's edition of Q & A,". Last is an adjective describing week's. Make sense now?
    Thank you very much for your reply jerry081958. I wanted to know if the sentence changed to "On last week, he debated information leaks and the possibility of a corporate documents release by WikiLeaks." Is it still correct?

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    Re: CNN - On last week's? "On" is required?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Thank you very much for your reply jerry081958. I wanted to know if the sentence changed to "On last week, he debated information leaks and the possibility of a corporate documents release by WikiLeaks." Is it still correct?
    No, it is not.

    "On" goes with "edition" (i.e., on last week's edition / on the edition last week), and since you deleted "edition", delete "On" as well:


    • Last week, they debated....

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    Re: CNN - On last week's? "On" is required?

    Lauralie said it well. I agree. So, to come full circle, the preposition "on" will not have "week" as an object; that's true. But, "on last week's edition of Q & A", "on" is the preposition and "edition" is the object of the preposition and it works well.

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    Thank you for the answers. That's clear for me....

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