I found this question in a textbook:
Q: The company's stock tumbled _____ the news that it would have to recall over 30,000 tires that were produced in 2004.
Should I fill in the blank with in or on? I remember we usually use on the news but after checking Oxford Learners Dictionary, it seems to me that we can use both:
- She is always in the news.
- I saw it on the news.
I asked this on another website and someone told me that I should look at the word tumble, not on the news. However, if this is the case, then on the news is not a prepositional phrase and the news here is the objective of the verb tumble on.
I just can't understand why this is possible. This sounds strange to me. Could someone explain this in more detail?