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    #1

    Cool play on/upon VS play

    Hello everyone,

    I wonder if I can remove the word on(upon) about this sentence.
    Here is the sentence:

    -Traditional textiles are woven by hand, and music is played on/upon reed pipes whose tone resembles the sound of the wind blowing over high plains in the Andes.

    Are on/upon really necessary in this sentence? Can I delete the words?
    If not, could you provide any other sentences with play on/upon.

    Thank you for your time.

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    Re: play on/upon VS play???

    Yes they are absolutely necessary prepositions!
    Upon is not used so commonly in modern text/speech, however it is still valid.

    Other sentences with examples play on/upon:

    They played the football match on the new pitch.
    I love that song! I'm going to try and learn how to play it on the guitar.
    She was so beautiful, she played upon my heartstrings.

    I hope this helps
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    Re: play on/upon VS play???

    Don't delete them, but you can choose which you prefer.

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    #4

    Re: play on/upon VS play???

    TMF, I fear that your posting will confuse the OP. Your second sentence uses "in on". "In" is clearly wrong and neither is needed. Your third sentence does not use "play" at all.

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    #5

    Re: play on/upon VS play???

    I would not use "play upon" reed pipes. "On" is OK.

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    #6

    Re: play on/upon VS play???

    ottawasenator, I have edited your thread title. There was no need for a question mark — let alone three.

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