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    "Grounded on"

    Would you please correct my sentences in which I have tried to use "grounded on".

    1. Some people argue that the Establishment is grounded on hypocrisy. It uses the working class as expendable goods and to fulfil its plans, and then discards them without compunction.
    2. The writer's work was grounded on the idea that human beings are mostly virtuous.
    3. Eva's success was grounded on the proper upbringing and her parent's moral values.

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    Re: "Grounded on"

    I would say "grounded in" if I had to use "grounded."

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    Re: "Grounded on"

    I looked in the Longman dictionary, and it seems that both "in" and "on" are possible. Or am I wrong?

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    #4

    Re: "Grounded on"

    This Ngram suggests that 'in' is rather more common.

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    Re: "Grounded on"

    I am only wondering if I use "grounded in" my sentences, are they grammatically correct?

    1. Some people argue that the Establishment is grounded in hypocrisy. It uses the working class as expendable goods and to fulfil its plans, and then discards them without compunction.
    2. The writer's work was grounded in the idea that human beings are mostly virtuous.
    3. Eva's success was grounded in the proper upbringing and her parent's moral values.
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    Re: "Grounded on"

    1. Some people argue that the Establishment is grounded in hypocrisy. It uses the working class as expendable goods and to fulfil its plans, and then discards them without compunction.
    2. The writer's work was grounded in the idea that human beings are mostly virtuous.
    3. Eva's success was grounded in the proper upbringing and her parent's moral values.

    1. I think it is better to omit "and".
    3. The definite article should be omitted.
    I am not a teacher.

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