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    Question Brown showered praise[[ on]] America

    Hello!

    The text I quoted as below is from a report of the Dailymail.

    I wonder why the journalist use 'on' but not 'in' in the place where I highlight in red. Could you please help me out? Thank you!

    Gordon Brown matches Tony Blair's standing ovations from Congress as he urges U.S. to halt 'hurricane' of recession | Mail Online



    • Brown showered praise on America, describing it as an 'inspiration'
    • He called on the world to work together to create a 'new deal' for global prosperity
    • The PM confirmed that Senator Ted Kennedy will receive an honorary knighthood
    • He also urged world leaders to come together to combat climate change, poverty and extremism
    • Congress gave Brown 19 standing ovations during half hour speech

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    Re: Brown showered praise[[ on]] America

    Use of the verb: to shower on

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    Re: Brown showered praise[[ on]] America

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    Use of the verb: to shower on
    Hello Hedita,

    Thank you for your help.

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