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on the paper vs in the paper

  • Thread starter flyingwitch
  • Start date Mar 23, 2020

flyingwitch

  • Mar 23, 2020

Hello. A text is written 1) "on a paper" or 2) "in a paper"? Hypothesis: I think that 1) is correct here. I have also been told by a native, that 2) "in the paper" is possible to use when reffering to what is written in a newspaper... Is that true? Thank you.  

entangledbank

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Yes: 'on the paper' is on (the surface of) one sheet of paper. Something is 'in the paper' = 'in the newspaper', because a newspaper has many sheets, like a book, so things are in (or inside) it.  

Myridon

Some words are written on a piece of paper. (Paper = the material you write on) The details of a scientific experiment are written in a paper. (Paper = an academic document). There are many articles in a newspaper.  

dojibear

lewinwitch said: A text is written 1) "on a paper" or 2) "in a paper"? Click to expand...

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