play computer or on the computer

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stephanieamiot

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hello
I'd like to know whether we can say "play computer" or on the computer?
please tell me what sounds right to you or what's correct.
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stuartnz

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Definitely "on the computer". My wife is always telling me to stop playing on the computer, or to get off the computer." I'm not a teacher, but I think that "on" would be normal for most variants of English in this context.
 
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