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I have two questions, one regarding the use of preposition and one regarding the use of article. Both are confusing me. So please help.

Sentence: The TV ratings show it's on/in/at number 3 position.

My question: Which preposition will be correct to use in this sentence? I'm confuse between "on" and "at". Feel the preposition "on" is more likely, but need your help to know which one is correct. Please help.

Sentence: You should see Google ad of them on the Newyork Times' website. Or, can it be said like this: you should see Google ad of them on the website of Newyork Times ?

My question: Is the article "the" needed before the word Newyork Times?

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Hi,

I have two questions, one regarding the use of preposition and one regarding the use of article. Both are confusing me. So please help.

Sentence: The TV ratings show it's on/in/at ( the ) number 3 position.

In and at are both possible. 'In' is probably more common.

We often say 'in third place'.

My question: Which preposition will be correct to use in this sentence? I'm confuse between "on" and "at". Feel the preposition "on" is more likely, but need your help to know which one is correct. Please help.

Sentence: You should see Google ad of them on the New York Times' website. Or, can it be say like this: you should see Google ad of them on the website of the New York Times ?

You can speak of the website in both ways.

Say 'their Google ad' or 'the Google ad for them'.

My question: Is the article "the" needed before the word New York Times? Yes.

I'd say newspaper names are always preceded by 'the'.

Clive
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Thanks Clive. Emotion: smile
No.1- The preposition best suited is "at"

No.2_The is required before NYT .
Cliveit's on/in/at ( the ) number 3 position.
Do you mean THE is optional here?
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It depends on the context. Is the listener familiar with what is being discussed?

But really the whole phrase 'number three position' is to me rather awkward..
If two people are talking about some familiar piece of equipment, eg an electric toaster, more likely English is
eg It's on three.
For TV ratings, I commonly see
eg The show is third in the ratings.

Clive