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    in a newspaper or on a newspaper?

    1. Can't you say "on a newspaper"? My grammar book's example provides only "in a newspaper", but I seem to have seen "on a newspaper" as well.
    2. Can "in the newspaper" mean a general newspaper, any newspaper or a specific newspaper? Or does it depend?

    gz158) I read an article on AIDS in a newspaper.

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    Re: in a newspaper or on a newspaper?

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    1) You read about things in the newspaper. If you don't want a nasty ring on your desk you put your coffee cup on the newspaper.
    2) It depends.

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    Re: in a newspaper or on a newspaper?

    You read the news in a newspaper.
    You see/hear the news on the news.

    In BrE, the TV show which reports the news is simply known as "the news".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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