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In NZ I have often seen in print and heard people say “it caught on fire” instead of “it caught fire”.
Is this a regional thing or does it occur elsewhere?
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I've heard both in the US
I have heard both in the UK. But I am aware that caught fire/catch fire is standard English.
While I've heard both in the US, I think "caught ON fire" is used most colloquially.
BTW, GO KIWIS! (I just LOVE NZ).
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