Ryan B.・萊恩・ライアン・라이언
Usage of "on" Since 1851, the "New York Times" has published thousands of obituaries. For heads of state, famous celebrities, even the person who came up with the name on the Slinky I didn't understand the usage of "on" in this sentence. Does it mean: Even the person who came up with the name "SLINKY"? Could you please show me other examples?
Jul 12, 2019 7:40 PM
Answers · 2
It looks to me like it's a mistake and should be 'of' (the name of the slinky).
July 12, 2019
for your specific context it should be "on" the slinky. Slinky is a trade name for many different things ranging from "slinky dresses" that were once popular to "slinky dogs" in cult films. So it "The New York Times" published an obituary for the person who thought of the name on "a slinky" whichever slinky we are talking about. Yes it means the person who came up with the name "slinky". Therefore it is not a mistake, although usually we say "the name of" but not in this case.context/scenario.
July 13, 2019
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Ryan B.・萊恩・ライアン・라이언
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