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What preposition should I use, in or on? For example:

67 people took part in/on the tournament.

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took part in (is the correct usage, with these extra characters to fill out space) – Henry Dec 17 '12 at 19:11

In is the correct preposition to use here, since take part in is standard usage as the verb phrase, whereas take part on is not used. This Ngram demonstrates the relative popularities of the two phrases:

(If you are unfamiliar with the status of Ngrams as a research tool, see "official" Ngrams disclaimer on meta)

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