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    Investigation On

    I have a question about the mysterious usage of the preposition "on" here:


    "Time Orders Investigation On Accuracy Of CNN Report"


    Would "investigation of" be better than "investigation on"? Could it be that the author used "on" because he wanted to avoid the usage of two "of"s in succession?

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    Re: Investigation On

    Even better would be "Investigation Into".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Investigation On

    So, the example was poorly written?

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    Re: Investigation On

    No. The example passage obviously represents a newspaper headline or subject heading. In that context, "On" is quite acceptable.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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