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D00M
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 5:10:40 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

He was born on/in the sixth month of pregnancy.


Which one is correct- in or on?

I known that we use 'in' for 'month', but I saw 'on' used with month as above in a context.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
towan52
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 5:37:24 PM

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"in" would be my choice. We would, however, usually say something to the effect: He was born three months prematurely."

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:16:05 AM

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I agree with Towan - I would be 'figuring' if someone used 'on'.

"Does the speaker mean exactly six months after conception - that exact day?"
"Does the speaker mean exactly five months after conception - on the first day of the sixth month of pregnancy?"

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