I used the preposition "on" for the word "tutorial" in this post

This post gives a tutorial on folding a paper box, which uses a term head wall in step3 of part2.

alghough I am not sure I use the preposition correctly.

wiki gives this explanantion about "tutorial".

Internet computer tutorials can take the form of a screen recording (screencast), a written document (either online or downloadable), interactive tutorial, or an audio file, where a person will give step by step instructions on how to do something.

where the preposition is used for a synonym, that is, instruction.

cambridge gives this example

An online tutorial for the program is available on our website.

while it seems to be strange to say like this

An online tutorial for using java to build a E-commerce system.


what preposition should I use for "tutorial" for what situation?

  • Both prepositions are possible. For example, “She has given a tutorial on Aussie slang for non-Australians” and “I went to a tutorial for building regression analysis.” I prefer the preposition “on” here but others may disagree. Jan 25, 2020 at 11:17
  • On is the most common. But for, in, of, and about are also in use.
    – user105719
    Jan 25, 2020 at 11:34
  • @OrbitalAussie Is it still clear and idimatic if I substitute "for" for "on" in your 1st example so that, "She has given a tutorial for Aussie slang for non-Australians"?
    – zghqh
    Jan 25, 2020 at 12:30
  • @user105719 Is it still clear and idimatic if I substitute "on" for "for" in the cambridge example so that, "An online tutorial on the program is available on our website."
    – zghqh
    Jan 25, 2020 at 12:32
  • It's idiomatic ("on" is acceptable for the topic of the tutorial), but it's not entirely clear because "on the program" also means "during the broadcast of a program." The context will likely make it clear which one is meant, but it's inadvisable to force your reader to make the decision.
    – user105719
    Jan 26, 2020 at 9:03


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