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Do you use "in this list" and "on this list" in the following way?

a) In this list, when talking indirectly about the contents of the list.


  • Have you participated in this list? (Not this one)

This one: - I do not see any problem in this list.

b) On this list, when talking directly about the contents of the list.


  • The individuals on this list are from this town.

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    I think you're mixing up two different contexts (I assume Have you participated in this list? is intended to mean Were you involved in the creation of this list?, but native speakers probably wouldn't phrase it that way). – FumbleFingers Oct 23 '15 at 16:29
  • @FumbleFingers. OK, thanks. I see that "in" goes with "participated" (to participate in) and not with "this list". Then, what about "problem in this list". The list is not about problems. If I say "I do not see any problem on this list", could it be I am looking for the word "problem" on the list? – GMC Oct 23 '15 at 18:35
  • It might depend on the exact sense intended. If you don't see any problems on a list (or in it; they'd be interchangeable there), that would normally imply you've looked at each item in the list, and decided none of them are problematic for you. But I think native speakers would more likely just say they don't see/have any problem with the list (treating the list collectively, but note that problem there would normally be in the singular). – FumbleFingers Oct 23 '15 at 20:21

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