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Dear Ted:

Is there any difference between IN the news" and "ON the news"?

If so, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Is there any difference between IN the news" and "ON the news"?

If so, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

** Use IN if you are reading the news in a newspaper, magazine, or any other kind of printed material.  Use ON if you hear the news through electronic media, such as a radio or television.

EXAMPLES:

I read the article IN the newspaper.

I heard the news ON the radio.

The story was posted IN an article that I saw ON the internet.

More people get the news ON their computers, instead of IN newspapers.

Ted

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