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    #1

    On or Of

    Dear teachers,

    Which one is right?

    Studies "on" the content of... or Studies "of"content of..

    Thanks,

    Dean


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    #2

    Re: On or Of

    Hi Jessy,

    How about " The researchers did a study on/of the content of the advertisements in the newspaper".

    Regards,

    Dean


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    #3

    Re: On or Of

    Agreed Jesssy ,

    How about this sentence : Studies on/of the content of the advertisements in the newspapers shown that the majority of the claims were not accurate.

    Regards,

    Dean

  1. matilda
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    #4

    Talking Re: On or Of

    you can use both,in my opinion. but they don't convey the same meaning.

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    #5

    Re: On or Of

    I agree. There are two meanings:

    Studies [based] on the content
    <they looked at the studies>
    <they look at the contents>
    => Both meaning are possible

    Studies of the content
    <they looked at the contents>
    => Only one meaning is possible


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    #6

    Re: On or Of

    In that case "of" is the right one for me.

    Thanks everybody!

    Regards,

    Dean

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    #7

    Re: On or Of

    You're welcome, Dean.

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