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Friday, 10 August 2012

LIB Assignment for the day: IN the list or ON the list?

Which one is correct, biko? IN or ON? ...the list!

195 comments:

neks said...

on the list i fink

Anonymous said...

ON!

Franklin said...

On the list

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Anonymous said...

on the list correct

Anonymous said...

The correct one is on the list not in the list

Cergai said...

'On the list' is correct
#Cergai

viki said...

On the list

Anyanwu! said...

It's on the list

Anonymous said...

On the list, my dear.

Princess of Zion said...

ON the list!

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Anonymous said...

common its ON ...SMH

Anonymous said...

depending on the context with which you are using it noun or verb

Alter Ego said...

ON the list

Temitope Akinsanmi said...

Linda! English Major! both are correct.Its based on the context each is been used.

Anonymous said...

Hian. On the list. 'In the list' is poor grammar.

sebs wife said...

On the list - definitely! In the list is Naija Speak! Sad that u are here and i have not bumped into u.

Temitope Akinsanmi said...

both are

Anonymous said...

For crying out loud, its ON THE LIST

Anonymous said...

Lin Lin its IN THE LIST

Anonymous said...

On the list is the correct thing.

Anonymous said...

ON THE LIST

Jenitusi said...

On the list.

Anonymous said...

ON the list is correct not IN the list. It may not make sense to some, but even the English agree that their language is confusing sometimes.

Bonaventure Nnagboro said...

On the list is more appropriate,but in the list is still not out of place depending on what situation its used for. My opinion sha,as I await d response of other Lib readers.~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310.

Anonymous said...

Google it Linda. English 101 is not entertainment.

Lekan said...

ON the list.....

Jeffrey Oluwadayi said...

On the list

yemi said...

ON the list!

Anonymous said...

its ON.

Bsek said...

My name is on the list sounds grammatical correct and better than my name is in the list,just my harmless opinion

Anonymous said...

Useless assignment without prize or reward? Pass d mic biko.

LHO said...

ON...

Nekky said...

I think obn the list is the correct one.

Anonymous said...

Is on the list.

Anonymous said...

Linda i beg i no go morni school na eveni own i go and na borrowed course i take eng 101 do. who no d answer now?

Anonymous said...

its "on"

omorella said...

"ON" is d correct ansa

Anonymous said...

The correct answer is on the list. frank

Anonymous said...

on....my first comment... i actually think u are fantastic.

City Pulse Nigeria said...

I think it depends on the context..
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happyhausabunny said...

Lool! Eng is nt my papa lingua...it's ON the list.

dave_gino said...

on ofcourse. would love to expartiate, dont wanna write long note here. edutainment is my work

Anonymous said...

On the list

ONYEDIKING said...

on the list
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ONYEDIKING said...

on the list
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sau said...

They are both correct. It depends  †нє context in which Ў☺ΰ are using it

Anonymous said...

On the list of cos!!

Anonymous said...

on the list

Anonymous said...

on the list

Anonymous said...

On

Anonymous said...

ON THE LIST IS THE CORRECT ONE.SHARPLY POST COMMENT

Anonymous said...

On the list

Anonymous said...

On the list mennn

Anonymous said...

On

menam kezy said...

'on the list' is d right expression

Anonymous said...

its ON the list.

Juliet said...

Shebi u dey England ni, where english is their mother tongue, ask the person standing nxt to you nw!

Anonymous said...

On thelist

Anonymous said...

"On"

Anonymous said...

ON the LIST

Anonymous said...

on the list....honeylife nokia e51

Anonymous said...

ON the list.

Anonymous said...

'on the list' is correct....

Anonymous said...

'On the list' is corrrect....

uchay said...

On

Anonymous said...

ON THE LIST. e.g. My name is on the list for that show.

Anonymous said...

in the list...from shone

WhySoSerious? said...

Both could be correct, But On the list sounds better to me. The use of prepositions in English is a bit complicated I guess. Check this out: for a direct comparison or this: for more info on 'IN' and 'ON' usage

floxy said...

On the list

Anonymous said...

what iN the list.....on is wen u place sumfin on The list......well...i mite choose both sha......whyte say so

Anonymous said...

On is correct.

dora said...

0N

Anonymous said...

ON... I know U're suppose to be a blogger but that's no excuse for this rubbish

Adejoh said...

On the list.....*#iThink

MY TURN said...

ON the list babes.

Examples

am i ON the list?

is he ON the list?

I am ON the list

My name is ON this list or ON the list.

Anonymous said...

On the list is the correct phrase. List does not have inside and outside but may be front and back. We write on the paper (list) not in the paper. It can be on page so so so... in ABC book

Anonymous said...

on the list! duhh!

Anonymous said...

on the list is the correct one

Anonymous said...

In d list I think

http://najiajobs.blogspot.com/ said...

On the list is correct

Anonymous said...

Olodo. Its on the list

Anonymous said...

It is ON the list , so we are dealing with preposition today abi ? Better , mek we improve our oyinbo . Linda congratulations on your recognition oo,

Anonymous said...

simple, your name can only be on a list not in it. Naz

temi doyin said...

On the list...

Anonymous said...

On the list is the correct answer. Even if On and In are both Preposition both indicating location. But in this case "On the list" is the right answer

dapo said...

I think its on the list

attitude said...

Is this a question? Its ON THE LIST ooooo. How can it be in the list?

Tosin said...

ON the list

Deyinka Onabanjo said...

Obviously its on d list.

Anonymous said...

"ON" is correct..

Anonymous said...

Which is correct: include me IN the list or include me ON the list?

Eazee E said...

on....

Anonymous said...

on the list

Anonymous said...

Depending on the context in which they are used, both would be correct. For example; 1. "He is No. 1 on the list of most eligible bachelors in town". 2. "Is your name in the list of invited guests"?.

Chinedu Akenzua said...

Both are correct depending on the context. E.g, your number was included in the list. For On, your number is on the list.

gooby said...

It's "On d list" darling! I dnt knw plenty grammar bt I knw dis one. Linda dear, so watz d prize 4 dose of us dat answered correctly *winks*

Anonymous said...

On the list... Lolz

Anonymous said...

on the list , linda

keccy

Anonymous said...

It depends on the context you are using both because its a preposition and can be used interchangeably. Although I've heard people say "in the list", I would go with "on" the list. For example, I would make a list "on" a sheet of paper and not in a sheet of paper. When your place something on a surface it's "on" the surface and not "in" the surface; (pen on the table, bag on the bed, shoe on the floor....etc), but something with an opening has to be placed inside the opening not on the opening; (water in the refrigerator, books in a box, money in your handbag....etc).

Anonymous said...

Ha Linda ibiakwa! List get inside? It is "on the list" jor!

Hrm paul Ojeih said...

Linda Linda you don go London abi u com come back with this one agbaya clap for urself
English no be our language i suggest make u ask patience Jonathan this question. but make i answer you the answer is on the list

Anonymous said...

in. .

Anonymous said...

On the list. Prepositions indicate placement. i.e On the chair and not in the chair.

Her RoyalPoshness said...

Its ON the list,not IN the List.

Anonymous said...

On the list is the correct one please.. Like, My name is on the list

Anonymous said...

ON the list. Please Linda, don't be embarassing girls like this! A whole Forbes Babes!

Chichiluv said...

in my humble opinion, i think a person or a thing is ON a list.

dee said...

On d list is d correct ans..

Anonymous said...

Dis 1 na insult oh "on Τ̲̅ђe list" find harder 1

ugochysom said...

On the list

Anonymous said...

I would say "on the list". But sometimes u can use "in". Eg "was it included in the list?".
VALERIE.

Anonymous said...

ON!!!

Anonymous said...

On the list dear. coz u r writing on it not inside it.
Aisha

Ken Ugwu said...

The answer is in the list

Anonymous said...

On the list is the correct answer

Janded said...

on

Babe said...

ON the list, No explanations dou!

chidinma said...

i think On the list is correct

Anonymous said...

On the list is d correct 1

Anonymous said...

Guess that shud depend on the sentence

hot girl said...

on ur list

chinonso said...

on the list not in the list

Sophie Akpa said...

it is on the list

IAmhairs said...

its 'ON' all the way....nt sure if am correct sha...........we follow back...@iAmhairs on twitter

Anonymous said...

On the list is the correct one

Sasha Fierce! said...

It's 'ON' the list!

deekay said...

On sounds more correct

Anonymous said...

lol it's on oo

Anonymous said...

On the list of course!

Anonymous said...

On ƮЂξ list.

Anonymous said...

Both are correct, to me, depending on the context

shile said...

On

Afolabi Abayomi said...

all correct jare

Anonymous said...

both are correct depending on usage

my name is on the list

is your name included in the list of those attending the game?

Anonymous said...

On the list. Linda you are an olodo.

na me said...

both are right depends on context

joi said...

On d list is d correct one!

Ezems said...

On the list.

buzz said...

On duh!!!!!!

ROMAN OSAS said...

THE CORRECT ANSWER IS IN, ON IS ONTOP, IN IS INSIDE

Anonymous said...

On the list.

femmefatale said...

On the list

Anonymous said...

on the list is right!

kemmy said...

on the list is correct!

Anonymous said...

ON

Anonymous said...

ON the list!

Anonymous said...

On the list
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Anonymous said...

On the list.

Anonymous said...

Both are correct depending on the usage. ''ON THE LIST" IN YHE LIST"

Godspowerogono said...

in the list

Anonymous said...

ON the list it is!

MlleP said...

On the list' is correct

Anonymous said...

It's ON the list dearie

Ayo said...

ON the list

Anonymous said...

On def

Anonymous said...

Of course is on the list

Anonymous said...

Linda it's *on the list* that's correct. Post my coment oo

Anonymous said...

on

The sage said...

Common linda, that easy na. ON! Naija/Maulag english is shaping you into a poor communicator dear.

Anonymous said...

Definitely on the list Linda

Anonymous said...

'You are ON the list' or 'You are included in the list'
both work honey xXx

Kaching said...

On the list

Anonymous said...

On the list....

@chuksthegr8 said...

" On the list! "......British English.

Anonymous said...

olodo it is on the list now.

Anonymous said...

On the list

Anonymous said...

Linda, you be olodo o! On the list is the correct statement.

Anonymous said...

I think it depends on †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ context in which it is used, but its safer to use "on".

Anonymous said...

On d list

Anonymous said...

America says on...buh i know in naija most of us say in, d right one is definetly on

Anonymous said...

On the list.....

ABUGISTS said...

depends on the sentence structer

tosan O said...

On the list

KOFOSHY said...

I'll phone a Friend

Anonymous said...

"On the list" Dahling *rolling eyes*

Anonymous said...

To my own understanding. When u say in the list is correct,depending how u speak it. Example, I will include ur name in the list . Or, some also say,my name was on the list. But ur name can be on a shirt. So I will say they r both correct. Just use each at d appropriate time. Juicy...

Anonymous said...

its 'ON' the list o

Anonymous said...

Always 'in' the list.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, Its ON the list...

Anonymous said...

On the list ofcourse.

Anonymous said...

On the List...

Cee_Bill said...

dey're both rigth ; for diff context though... 4 further details,check mobile dictionary.

Cee_Bill said...

Dey're both right but for diff contexts tho. 4 more details, check ur mobile dictionary

jescci said...

On

Anonymous said...

on

Godspowerogono said...

in the list

Anonymous said...

on the list...fro berry

Anonymous said...

on the list..from berry

ONYEDIKING said...

on the list
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Anonymous said...

I will use 50-50

taofiq ishola said...

they re both correct, it depends on the context its used..:D

Anonymous said...

Under no circumstances or context will you say "in my list." If you say that, you need to go back to nursery school please.

Faithlinks Healthy Tips said...

"ON" dear.....sounds more appropriate

Anonymous said...

I agree that "on a list" is what I would generally expect people to use.
And, what if it's not written on a piece of paper? Let's say, in a file of a computer system or database?
And, does this imply that British speakers use "in" with "list" and not "on"?

Here more examples:
1. There were some surprising inclusions in the list.
2. Your name comes after mine in the list.
3. To her dismay, her name was not on the list.
4. It did not figure high on her list of priorities.
I would also agree that "in the list" is possible in sentence 2. However, the use of "on" in a sentence like number 2 would not be at all unusual.

I imagine that if you wanted to add someone or something to a list in a certain place, and you used a verb such as "insert", then "in" (or "into") would probably be a more likely choice than "on".

In addition, I think the use of "in" is a bit dependent on how exactly the speaker is looking at a list. If the speaker is referring to one item among (i.e. "inside of" / "surrounded by" / "embedded in") many, there again the use of "in" might be more likely.

I suspect there is a slight usage difference between BE and AmE as regards the usage of "in/on a list", but my guess would be that it is not a huge difference.
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Anonymous said...

Nwa teacher,tnk u ooo,u hav taught so many tins,personally I wud go 4 on d list,moreover on d list nd in d list are used for different contexts.

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