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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  28/NOV/2010 5:36 PM
Assunto:  In / On the Market?


  BE IN THE MARKET FOR  - to be interested for in buying something (usually a specific thing).

  ON THE MARKET -  Available for purchase, available for people to buy.




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   Thus, in general, IN  is on the buyer side and ON is on the seller side. 




  Not be confused with the use of "IN" in others contexts, like:


    What really improves the small investor’s confidence in the market’s fairness is when he buys a stock, is blindsided by some corporate announcement, and yet notices the stock barely moves anyway thanks to the sharpies who made sure the information was already in the price.



    The IN here refers to the fairness, not the market in itself.




in the market
Interested in buying: We are in the market for a used car.
on the market
1. Available for buying: Many kinds of seasonal flowers are on the market.
2. Up for sale: They put the family business on the market.




Anyway it is good to look up into the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English or other good dictionaries around; so you get acquainted with the "market" entry and its usage.

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In / On the Market?  –  Gissele  28/NOV/2010, 10:17 AM
 In / On the Market?  –  PPAULO  28/NOV/2010, 5:36 PM

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