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    preposition ON again

    "Gibson declined to say how much money Canadian Tire will save on printing costs..."

    hi,
    could someone explain why "on" is the preposition in this sentence?
    could it be "over" or "about"?
    can I always use "on" where I would use "regarding"?
    I am trying to find out a rule, if there is any, that helps me choose more properly the prepositions.
    thanks a lot.

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    Re: preposition ON again

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "Gibson declined to say how much money Canadian Tire will save on printing costs..."

    hi,
    could someone explain why "on" is the preposition in this sentence?
    could it be "over" or "about"?
    can I always use "on" where I would use "regarding"?
    I am trying to find out a rule, if there is any, that helps me choose more properly the prepositions.
    thanks a lot.
    save on is phrasal verb

    you can save over 100=save more than 100
    you can save about 100=save more or less 100
    but save on electricity, phone bills etc.

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