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DO YOU KNOW YOU MISUSE THE WORD "ON"

WAYS IN WHICH “ON” IS BEING MISUSED

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It is very common nowadays that people misuse the word “on”, not everyone understands its use. If you are a person who uses “on” very well, then you should be applauded.

In most cases, people misuse the word “on” when it comes as a preposition (the placing of one linguistic element before another, as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached). This may be due to its versatility.

It can be used in different ways, and am here to tell you some of the ways today.

ON THE PREMISES

According to the word web, a premise(s) is defined as “Land and the buildings on it”. According to the Cambridge English dictionary, premises is described as “the land and buildings owned by someone, especially by a company or organization”

When you want to describe the vicinity or compound where there is a facility like a house use “on” with premises, not “in”

For example:

There was nobody in the premises when I got there (wrong)

There was no one on the premises when I got there (correct)

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ON THE CAMPUS

When explaining or describing something related to a university, using campus as a synonym (Two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context, i.e. equivalent word), the right thing to say is “on” campus and not “in” campus.

The only time you can use “in” campus is when you mention the name of the institution.

For example:

I met Mr. Jumbo in campus last week (wrong)

I met Mr. Jumbo on campus last week (correct)

We met on the University of Lagos in 2017 (wrong)

We met at the University of Lagos in 2017 (correct)

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