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In a blog, the heading is written as following:

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un orders further nuclear tests; tensions surge on in Korean peninsula

Here in this heading, we have both the prepositions together. Is it okay? If not, then how can we re-write the last line?

Also, I wrote a line ending with 'in Korean Peninsula', but then Grammarly shows an error and indicates of using 'on' instead of 'in'. However, I don't trust Grammarly that much, I would like to know which is the correct preposition?

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to surge on is a phrase in itself. It means to continue to surge. It is then followed by the prepositional phrase "in Korean peninsula".

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un orders further nuclear tests; tensions continue to surge in Korean peninsula.

As you mention, rather than "in Korean peninsula" I would normally use "on the Korean peninsula". But it would seem odd in your example:

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un orders further nuclear tests; tensions surge on on the Korean peninsula.

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  • Is it okay to use two prepositions together?
    – Rucheer M
    Mar 12 '16 at 4:56
  • Yes it is. There are many examples. Say - the festival was kicked off in New York City yesterday. That said, any 'phrase' that has preposition in the end can make several examples like that!
    – Maulik V
    Mar 12 '16 at 5:01
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    Only the second "on" is a preposition. Doubling the same word (saying "on on") just seems odd to me. Maybe it is OK as long as you put a short pause between them. "tensions...surge on...on the Korean peninsula."
    – user3169
    Mar 12 '16 at 5:01
  • @user3169 - Doubling a word? I wouldn't say that that is a problem. (Would you say that that that that was confusing?)
    – nnnnnn
    Jun 10 '16 at 6:07

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