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    "~on the organization" ="~members of the organization" ?

    Taro and Naomi were on the educational organization.
    Taro and Naomi were the members of the educational organization.

    Are these two sentences are the same thing in the meaning?

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    #2

    Re: "~on the organization" ="~members of the organization" ?

    #1 sounds odd because people are not usually "on" organizations. They could be a part of or a member of an organization. They could be on a team or a committee or a task force or a board.

    #2 is stating that Taro and Naomi are the only members of the organization. Is that what you meant? If not, then say that they "were members of the..."

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    Re: "~on the organization" ="~members of the organization" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    #1 sounds odd because people are not usually "on" organizations. They could be a part of or a member of an organization. They could be on a team or a committee or a task force or a board.

    #2 is stating that Taro and Naomi are the only members of the organization. Is that what you meant? If not, then say that they "were members of the..."

    Yeah, I know we can say "on" a board or a committee.

    In number two, using "the members" makes Taro and Naomi unique. That's one of the many things "the" is capable of doing.

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