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Which is the correct preposition in the sentence below? Why?

Participated in/on producing quality software solutions for leading global insurance and reinsurance companies.

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For stronger sentence, try "Produced quality software ...". –  Marcus Adams Jan 10 '12 at 21:04
    
@RegDwight. Just for my own knowledge, I'd like to understand why this question was protected when all the dictionaries I checked showed that to participate is followed by the preposition in. I would have expected the question to be closed as general reference. What is it that makes it special? –  Paola Jun 18 '12 at 15:01

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

Participate is always followed by in and not on when referring to an activity.

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Participate in sounds better with a noun following it than a gerund or verb. –  Kris Jan 11 '12 at 11:16

protected by RegDwigнt May 19 '12 at 13:20

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