in/on the question paper

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HK ESL learner

Hong Kong Cantonese
I have a question regarding the use of the prepositions 'in' and 'on'. In the following situation, which preposition should be use?

There is one amendment in/on the question paper. Thank you for your attention!

HK ESL learner
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    I hate to say this, HK, but I wouldn't use either - I would use "to". You are making an amendment to the paper. The amendment will show up "on" the paper but I would definitely use "to" here.


    Senior Member
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Hi HK,

    There are a lot of threads about in and on here. They are not all relevant to this specific question, it looks like some of them are worth reading.

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