In the market/on the market

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In the market/on the market

Unread postby Suzanna » 21 Jul 2012, 10:31

Hi,

The more i have been looking at this the more i am confusing myself. :oops:

" X company is one of the most respected players On the market or In the market" :?:

I know that we work IN a sector but we work ON the stock market.

Can anyone give me a ruling on it and tell me why. :?

My student is extremely advanced and challenging so i need a full proof answer if possible.

cheers,

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Re: In the market/on the market

Unread postby Alex Case » 21 Jul 2012, 12:58

In the market. On the market means "for sale"
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Re: In the market/on the market

Unread postby Suzanna » 21 Jul 2012, 14:03

Hey Alex,

Thanks for your reply.

In the market can also mean to be looking for something aswell.

It was really with reference to In a sector but then to explain why we cannot say in the stock market and we use on. There seems to be many exceptions.

EG: Would you say there is a difference with saying.... I work in the market/I work on the market
Excluding : to be working on something (to fix a problem)
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