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Posted by on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 7:00am.

Hello!
Do you say distribution of products at foreign markets or on foreign markets?

Thank you :)

  • English - Native speakers - , Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 7:03am

    "on" is better.

  • English - Native speakers - , Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 7:16am

    Thank you. Can you just correct the following sentence:

    It is expected that the project will present new and existing products on six international trade fairs, create a new web page and enable Internet sales.

  • English - Native speakers - , Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 7:51am

    It is expected that the project will present new and existing products at six international trade fairs, create a new web page, and enable Internet sales.

    Compare carefully, so you catch the word and punctuation changes I made.

  • English - Native speakers - , Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 9:55am

    I would have said "in" or "at" international trade fairs.

    Sra

  • English - Native speakers - , Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11:13am

    There is a slight difference of meaning here.

    "Starbucks had an effect on the foreign market."

    "Starbucks was presented in foreign markets."

    The key is what words preceed either "on" or "in." For example, "had an effect on" is a phrase.

    My mom's cooking had an effect on my stomach.

    So I wonder if that is what the original person was thinking of. There are other phrases as well that use "on."

    For your example, "at" or "in" would be correct. I agree about adding the comma, but realize not all grammar points say this any more (unfortunately). They say it is acceptable to leave it out, but best to keep it in. Don't be surprised if your teacher thinks the opposite.

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