How to find out what questions have been asked concerning the prepositon on? Clicking on the tag preposition does not give any results.

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    Here is another link to questions with the prepositions "on" and "in" english.stackexchange.com/… (DO NOT place a space after the colon : ) – Mari-Lou A May 11 '14 at 11:36
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    click on Preposition tag, in the search box write is:question and put in inverted commas the preposition you are interested in. Example [prepositions] is:question "on" english.stackexchange.com/… This yields 433 results. – Mari-Lou A May 11 '14 at 11:43
  • It might be worth noting that on (in?!) your own question regarding this particular preposition (early on, later on - How to explain “on”?), you didn't actually include the "preposition" tag anyway. If you don't bother tagging your own questions thoroughly, what makes you think anyone else will? – FumbleFingers May 11 '14 at 23:15
  • @FumbleFingers - to me, this is a common problem, and where tag edits come in. Had I seen this, I would have done a tag edit. We won't see them all, but better late than never. – anongoodnurse May 12 '14 at 22:36
  • @medica: I hardly ever use the built-in ELU search facilities because of the serious limitations imposed by the fact that they don't index "noise" words like on. Google's "site-specific search" facilities work much better for me, but of course they don't know anything about tags. Probably mainly because of that, I don't bother much about tags myself (but I certainly wouldn't want to dissuade anyone else from "housekeeping" them). – FumbleFingers May 12 '14 at 22:48

Click on the preposition tag, in the search box write


DO NOT leave a space after the colon, and put in inverted commas the preposition you are interested in. For example

[prepositions] is:question "on" "in"

This yielded 299 results. Adding at narrowed it down to a total of 66 results. Without the inverted commas/speech marks the results are zero.

  • I didn't know this. It will make searching for dupes easier. Thanks. – anongoodnurse May 12 '14 at 22:37

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