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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    in or on the upcoming sale and by or towards Christmas

    I have trouble with prepositions. I would like to make up two simple examples.

    (1) ABC is planning to offer lots of great deals in or on the upcoming store-wide sale.

    (2) I am going to finish my accounting program by or towards Christmas.

    My question is about prepositions. I asked some of my English-speaking coworkers about them. Different people picked different choices. I am not sure which preposition fits better. Please help me. Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: in or on the upcoming sale and by or towards Christmas

    In BrE, 'in' is the correct preposition in #1.
    Both are possible in #2.

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