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  • Would you like to join us in watching the football game tonight?

I want to know which is correct, in or on? Thanks a lot!

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  • I suggest you reconsider how to build your sentence using "would like".
    – None
    Jul 8, 2014 at 13:16
  • you can't use on because it's a phrasal verb - join in
    – jimsug
    Jul 8, 2014 at 13:22
  • @jimsug, I don't think it's a phrasal verb. The in is just a plain preposition. If we were using the phrasal verb join in, then we would have something like "Would you like to join in in watching the game?" (Yes, with a repeated in. It's looks pretty funny.) Another example: "Would you like to help us in eating the pretzels." It's the same structure, but there is no such phrasal verb as help in.
    – Dangph
    Jul 8, 2014 at 14:38
  • @Dangph Hmm. Interesting. Quite possibly, so I may be right for the wrong reasons.
    – jimsug
    Jul 8, 2014 at 14:42

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Would you like to join us in watching the football game tonight?

Your sentence is correct and no change is need as jimsug said in comments you can't use on because it's a phrasal verb so join in is correct.

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  • Ayodhya's answer is correct, but I'd add that the more common phrasing would probably be, "Would you like to watch the football came with us tonight?"
    – Jay
    Jul 8, 2014 at 14:25
  • @Jay sounds good. replace came=game
    – A. Prasad
    Jul 8, 2014 at 14:27
  • Oops, typo, sorry. Yes, "game".
    – Jay
    Jul 8, 2014 at 14:32
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Yep, people say that. You've retained the expression perfectly.

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