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1. He got 90 points on the math test.
2. He got 90 on the math test.
3. He got 90 points in the math test.
4. He obtained 90 points on the math test.
5. He received 90 points on the math test.
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#1 and #2 is correct, right? What about the others? Can we use 'in' instead of 'on'? What about other verbs? Are they acceptable?

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  1. 1 and 2 are both correct, yes.
    4 is a possibility.

    I wouldn't use any of the others, though.
    In 3, the preposition "in" is incorrect.
    in 5, it reads as if the 90 points were a gift!

  2. Thank you.
    Does 'on' mean 'about' or 'regarding'?

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  3. Here's the best webpage I found that gives the various meanings and inferences of the preposition "on." Be sure to check them all out!

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on

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