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    Default appropriate preposition

    I asked about this one on/at one of other forums... but I'm curious about your opinion on the subject...

    Can we say "Open your books ON page 15?" What about "Open your books TO page 15" and "Open your books at page 15" ?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: appropriate preposition

    As a matter of interest, what is your view about this?

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    Well, my opisnion is that:

    1. Open your books TO page 15 - is incorrect.
    2. Open your books AT page 15 - is OK
    3. Open your books ON page 15 - sounds right but I'm not sure about this one...

    Withe point 3, the thing is that maybe we can use "ON" only in sentences like "You will find information about prepositions ON page 15"

    I'm dying to know your opinions!

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    anyone???

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    I'd use 'at'.

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    okay,

    what about "to" and "on" ? are they incorrect?

    by the way - what are these icons below every post? "digg this post" and others? what are they for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forum_mail View Post
    okay,
    what about "to" and "on" ? are they incorrect?
    by the way - what are these icons below every post? "digg this post" and others? what are they for?
    Although I have never been told that (I have been ploughing the lone furrow of my English language acquisition as an outsider to the community of English mother-tongued), I would say to or at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forum_mail View Post
    okay,
    what about "to" and "on" ? are they incorrect?
    by the way - what are these icons below every post? "digg this post" and others? what are they for?
    On is definitely incorrect.
    However, note this:
    If you will open your books, you will see a picture of him on page 34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forum_mail View Post
    okay,

    what about "to" and "on" ? are they incorrect?

    by the way - what are these icons below every post? "digg this post" and others? what are they for?
    'To' sounds OK. 'On' is generally used for location, so it sounds a bit weird with 'open'.

    The icons are for social bookmarking, which some people use as a way of bookmarking their threads.

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