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Hi everyone,

Do i say "You name is not in the list" or "You name is not on the list" ?

Thank you.
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ON.

The word "on" is ALSO used in English to mean "printed, written or patterned onto the the surface of". Thus, we say that wallpaper is ON the wall, writing is ON a page, and so on, even though these things are not vertically above. "The writing is ON the page" is clearly a different spacial relationship from "The book is ON the table", but the same word is used for these two purposes.

Rommie
But i always heard ppl saying "Your name is not in the list". So "ON" should be the correct word to use is it?
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In my opinion, ' in ' can be used when there are a few lists. Your name is not in either of them.
My humble vote goes to 'on' for both.Emotion: wink
Sometimes I wonder why we say ' on the list ' while ' in the papers ' ???
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But i always heard ppl saying "Your name is not in the list". So "ON" should be the correct word to use is it?


I suspect that whoever said "Your name is not in the list" got it wrong. That wouldn't be the normal way to say it. It should be "Your name is not ON the list".

(Something can be IN the papers, or IN a book, because here we mean IN quite literally - as in, INside. That is, somewhere in between the front and the back).

Rommie.
Thanks for the reply. So, can i say "The article is in the the Gardening Section of the TheNewspaper".
papers = newspapersEmotion: smile we always use ' in '
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