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    the church quiz team

    Hi,
    When he isn't working, Tammet likes to hang out with his friends on the church quiz team.

    What kind of team could it be? And why the preposition on?
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    Re: the church quiz team

    In the UK, places like pubs and churches can have quiz nights, where teams compete against each other in a general knowledge quiz as a social event.

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    Re: the church quiz team

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    ... And why the preposition on?
    Either in or on would work there. I think the option of 'on' comes from the idea of a team-list. I think I'd probably use in, but on is quite common (and perfectly OK).

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    Re: the church quiz team

    How interesting.
    And Id say from. Is it less common? Or altogether wrong? If it were, say, a basketball team, would it require the same prepositions?

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    Re: the church quiz team

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    How interesting.
    And Id say from. Is it less common? Or altogether wrong? If it were, say, a basketball team, would it require the same prepositions?
    Yes - any team. And 'from' would be OK too - it implies that there are some members of the team who aren't his friends; but it doesn't imply this as strongly as 'his friends from among the team' (which suggests quite strongly that there are several members of the team who definitely aren't friends).

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    Re: the church quiz team

    Thanks, Bob.

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