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I think there is a mistake in the bill, or on the bill?

Thanks.

bmo
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I would say "There is a mistake in the bill", not "on the bill".

paco
I wouldn't even blink to hear it one way or the other, but I think that, like Paco, I would say "in the bill".
CJ
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Thanks to both. I have seen both usages on the Interent, so I asked.

bmo
Hi,

Using Google, "mistake in the bill" has 494 hits. "mistake on the bill" has 302 hits.

So, the former also is more common according to the Internet.

Yours,

Zeyar
The reason I choose "in the bill" is that we would say "mistakes in the book/the sentence" rather than "mistakes on the book/the sentence".

paco
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Hi,

Just curious.

Is it possible to use "on" with the meanining of "about"?

e.g. "The most commonly assumed mistake on the bill is ...."

Best regards,

Zeyar
I think "mistaks on ... " is commoner than "mistakes about ... ".

paco

It should be "in the bill" since what you are referring to is found in the contents of the bill. You would only use "on the bill" is your referring to something on top of the bill. a couple of examples:

"Mr. Jones you can find the extra charges for your services in the bill."

"Mr. Jones I placed your pen on top the bill." (The location of the pen is on top of the paper bill.)

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