“On the list” or “in the list”?

In a comment, Azadeh said:

Today I have been sluggish which is strange for the middle day of the week and alongside all the things in my to-do list.

Which was shortly followed by this comment from Hassan:

Shouldn’t it be “on my to-do list”?

To which I answered:

What can I say… what can I say… I’ll post an explanation soon…

Well, it took a long time but here is the explanation:

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Jean-Pierre F
Jean-Pierre F (@jpf)
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23 days ago

Pejman, it’s a real nightmare! But a funny one.
I have enjoyed your article.
jp

Nathalie V
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Reply to  P H
22 days ago

– happening or done in a way that is not planned or organized :
haphazard

– very annoying :
a pain in the neck

Hassan S
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23 days ago

I think a good point to consider is how such confusing issues are marked in international exams.

Nathalie V
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Reply to  P H
22 days ago

I think the expression for “not take any risks” is:
To play safe

Nathalie V
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22 days ago

I think you’re right Pejmân about our priorities for the day. But, it’s often difficult to keep up with a to-do-list when we are disturbed by the phone, our colleagues or our boss who always asks for work and work, more than our plan. But now, if I didn’t finish the work of my list, I try to stop working and I add it on another list… for the next day…

Nathalie V
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Reply to  Nathalie V
22 days ago

I think I should have written:

– I don’t finish the work on my list
– add to another list

Last edited 19 days ago by P H
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