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    #1

    i will check...

    Hello

    I'm not sure about what preposition should I use in this context. I'm trying to say that I will check your address using our intranet.
    Can I say that I will check your address from the intranet or I will check your address in the intranet ?

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    #2

    Re: i will check...

    I think "on" works best with "intranet."

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    #3

    Re: i will check...

    Is it possible that the OP means 'retrieve your address from the intranet'?

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    Re: i will check...

    I refer in this sentence to a situation where, for instance, a client comes to a desk of a hotel and at some point asks if he has to give his address to me.

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    Re: i will check...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepari View Post
    I refer in this sentence to a situation where, for instance, a client comes to a desk of a hotel and at some point asks if he has to give his address to me.
    In that case, most people would say that they are going to check the computer.

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    Re: i will check...

    Does 'I will look up your address on the intranet' work?

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    Re: i will check...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Does 'I will look up your address on the intranet' work?
    Yes. But like I said, most people (hotel workers and clients) don't know what an intranet is. They would simply look it up on the computer.

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    Re: i will check...

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    most people (hotel workers and clients) don't know what an intranet is.
    I am poorly educated but I still know what it is.

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    #9

    Re: i will check...

    Thank you for the replies.

    Intranet is not the main issue here but the correct preposition is, which seems to be on.

    Another example to clarify my concern: If somebody ask you, how much did the bananas cost? You can answer that, I will check it on the recipe.
    Does it make sense?

    This gets me feel confused because the preposition from would be the best option if I translate the sentence from my mother tongue. Nevertheless I guess from would be awkward in this context.

    Thanks

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    Re: i will check...

    I don't know why the cost of bananas would be on a recipe. Do you mean "receipt"?

    The noun you want to use helps determine the preposition. The verb, too. I would check for something on the computer, on the internet, in a database, in a file. I would try to get data from or out of a database. I downloaded an app from the internet.

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