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Sir,

When I read English grammar on net. I always presume that all rules are according to BrE.

But when it comes to use in some excercise, I personally feel odd.

e.g

1.---- on exam.

2.----- in exam.

somebody says (1) is correct. Somebody says (2) is correct.

How come I know that perticular site on net is about BrE or AmE?

Which English do you people follow on this forum?

Thanks.
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Actually, we Canucks use both and I believe that the 'Mericans do too. It depends on the context.

Googled,

213 K for 'in'

418 K for 'on'
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One thing we all have in common as English language users, is the need to accept and comprehend different dialects. And as the use of English in the world increases, so do the number of dialects.
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We can answer questions regarding either BrE or AmE.
Some contributors to this forum are native speakers of BrE. Others are native speakers of AmE.

That said, probably less than one tenth of one percent of the language differs between BrE and AmE. Your example is just one of these few differences. "... on the exam" is AmE. "... in the exam" is BrE. There is no danger whatsoever that you will not be understood if you use "... in the exam" in the U.S. or Canada or if you use "... on the exam" in Britain.

CJ
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But when it comes to use in some excercise, I personally feel odd.


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