4

I want to say something like:

Using APC is great advice. Performance increases a lot when you use it. (100 to 1 on my tests)

Should I say "on my tests" or "in my tests"?

Are any of those wrong? Do those mean the same?

8

On my tests or on tests refers to a written examination. For example, a student who just took a history exam might say:

I did well on my test today.

In my tests or in tests refers more to an actual series of tests which are run on something. So, if you are running a bunch of test cases on a new Java program, and your program passes all of them, you might say:

The program did well in my tests.

I think your context is more of the second type, so I would suggest using in my tests.

| improve this answer | |
  • 1
    Are there some sources which can back up this difference, or which can illustrate if there is a difference between eg US and UK usage? To my 50+ yr UK ear, 'did well on my test' sounds American and I would use 'did well in my test'. – Spagirl Sep 8 '16 at 13:52

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.