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    Can I use the verbs given with 'on a computer'?

    Hi Teachers,
    Can I use the verbs given with 'on a computer'? Are there any others with the same meaning?
    What is she doing now? She is working on / typing on a computer.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Can I use the verbs given with 'on a computer'?

    For me "working on a computer" is fine. "Typing on a computer" doesn't quite work though I can't really tell you why because "typing on a typewriter" would have been absolutely fine.

    Maybe "typing on a computer keyboard" sounds better.

    For some reason, I don't really equate typing in that regard with computers.

    - Did she type it at home?
    - No, she wrote it on the computer at the library.

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    Re: Can I use the verbs given with 'on a computer'?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For me "working on a computer" is fine. "Typing on a computer" doesn't quite work though I can't really tell you why because "typing on a typewriter" would have been absolutely fine.

    Maybe "typing on a computer keyboard" sounds better.

    For some reason, I don't really equate typing in that regard with computers.

    - Did she type it at home?
    - No, she wrote it on the computer at the library.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    Will it be fine to say, 'She is writing on the computer'?

    L54

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