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Rule "Collocation: on/in the afternoon"

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Description: Collocation: on/in the afternoon
Message: The usual preposition for "\3" is "in", not "on". Try it like this: in \2 \3.
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The meeting is on the afternoon.
    Correction suggestion: in the afternoon
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Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)