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    in this slide or on this slide

    Hi All,

    When giving a presentation, should I say 'in this slide' or 'on this slide' when discussing the content of a slide?

    Thanks!

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    Re: in this slide or on this slide

    I'd use "in".

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    #3

    Re: in this slide or on this slide

    Quote Originally Posted by fish-able View Post
    It's not like that. It's about the appropriate preposition in the proper context. As you may say:
    - Look at the slide.
    - "In this slide" inside the slide.
    - You really cracked me when you thought it's "On the slide".
    Fish-able, I'm afraid that you seem to have misunderstood the question. I agree with bhaisahab that "in this slide" is preferable, but there's nothing wrong with saying "on this slide".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: in this slide or on this slide

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    Re: in this slide or on this slide

    But you could use 'on', in an appropriate context. For example 'On this slide I've listed...'. In this case, the on really does refer to what's on the slide. This would be even more appropriate if you were not sure what was on the slide, and you held it up like a newspaper (so that only you could see it - emphasizing the role of what was on its surface - before putting it on the OHP.

    Of course, it'd be preferable (in my opinion) to dispense with prepositions altogether, and just say 'This slide lists all the ...'.

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    Re: in this slide or on this slide

    I would use "on". A slide is a thing that has words and/or pictures on it. There is nothing "in" it.

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