Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Curious Cat's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jul 2005
    • Posts: 151
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    installation to/installation on

    Sorry if I'm asking a worn-out question again, just couldn't find in the FAQ section...

    Which is better to use when speaking about installation of some equipment/devices/applianes etc. (or hardware:)? Both in a technical text or in daily speech?


    E.g. Installation of control units *to* or *on* the process line?
    Installation of an upgraded video card *to* or *on* the base unit?

    Are there some some difference, varying shades of meaning, between these two prepositions in this phrase?

    I'd greatly appreciate any help, guys, thanks.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: installation to/installation on

    http://view.byu.edu/ - This suggests that 'on' occurs in technical areas more than 'to'. In everyday speech, I think I'd do the same.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •