stacy/ 一月 2, 2020/ 小知识

工作中经常会遇到一种情景,我需要描述某个程序只能在某台设备上运行。我总是很困惑,如何正确使用介词 in/on/at ?
于是我从谷歌官网上找到了几个例子🌰,一定程度上解决了我的疑问。

第一句:
If you sign in temporarily on a computer, phone, or tablet that doesn’t belong to you, use a private browsing window.
这里提到,在一台电脑、手机或者平板电脑上登录账号,用的是 on a computer, phone, or tablet。
所以,我想要描述某个程序只能在某台设备上运行,就应该说:
Some apps or games work only on specific types of devices.

第二句:
Some apps and games won’t work on all versions of Windows.
描述在某个系统环境下,也是要用介词on。例如:
Runs on all platforms – Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android …

第三句:
If you really wanted to upload videos on YouTube, you can create videos on your own.
上传视频到某个网站,也需要使用 on xxx。

第四句:
This must be done on/in/with the new application.
此处介词要用什么呢?
一种答案是:
Certainly “in” not “on”. Since the reference is to code and ‘functionality’ that must exist within the new app.
意思是说,如果非要在on和in里选一个,那就用in。
另一种答案是:
I suggest “with the new application.” Both “on” and “in” have a connotation of a job application.
所以最优的答案应该是:
This must be done with the new application.

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