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    Default A green drop down box - which preposition is right?

    A green drop down box will appear at the top of the screen or
    A green drop down box will appear on top of the screen

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    Default Re: A green drop down box - which preposition is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by sahanav View Post
    A green drop down box will appear at the top of the screen or
    A green drop down box will appear on top of the screen
    "at"

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    Default Re: A green drop down box - which preposition is right?

    Dear bhaisahab,

    Thanks. Can you please explain why?

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    Default Re: A green drop down box - which preposition is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by sahanav View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    Thanks. Can you please explain why?
    They could both be correct. If the box appears on the upper part of the screen, it's "at the top".
    If the box appears in front of the content on screen, obscuring the content (like far too much advertising does), it appears "on top of the screen".

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    Default Re: A green drop down box - which preposition is right?

    Generally, 'on top of' is more intrusive - as in 'The cat sat right on top of the keyboard'.

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