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  1. #1

    Red face Prepositions

    Hi,

    Which one is corect:
    1
    a)Write a paragraph of five sentences on ...
    b)Write a paragraph of five sentences about..

    2
    a)This letter is for Mr. Allan.
    b)This letter is to Mr. Allan.

    3
    a)I read the news in the magazine.
    b)I read the news on the magazine.

    4
    a)I saw it in The news.
    b)I saw it on The news.

    5
    A)I saw the news in TV.
    b)I saw the news on TV.
    What about the radio?

    Thanks :)

  2. #2

    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by F.K
    Hi,

    Which one is corect:
    1
    a)Write a paragraph of five sentences on ...
    b)Write a paragraph of five sentences about..

    2
    a)This letter is for Mr. Allan.
    b)This letter is to Mr. Allan.

    3
    a)I read the news in the magazine.
    b)I read the news on the magazine.

    4
    a)I saw it in The news.
    b)I saw it on The news.

    5
    A)I saw the news in TV.
    b)I saw the news on TV.
    What about the radio?

    Thanks :)
    Hi F.K.,
    In question one both are possible. 'On' is more specific, 'about' is slightly more general.
    In question two I would suspect that you could use either, but that depends on the situation. I would write a letter to someone, but mention to my friend that there is a letter there for them.
    In question three you would read something in a magazine (on would imply that you were physically on the magazine), but in questions four and five you would see something on the news/hear something on the radio.
    Hope this is of some help,
    Dippit

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