Error común en inglés «to be based in»

What you should say: To be based on

First of all, it is not incorrect to say ‘based in’. However, we normally use this to refer to where a company or project has its headquarters: We are based in London.
‘Based on’ means that something is the reference point or source of a report, documentary, etc: This film is based on real events.


           We need the report to be based on facts.

           Their law is still based on ancient codes. 

          Is this book based on his experiences
in the war?


       Necesitamos que el informe se base en los hechos.

       Sus leyes aun se basan en los códigos antiguos.

      ¿Se basa este libro en sus experiencias en la guerra?


25/07/2017Level - difficulty 2United StatesVideo2 min