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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    Default on/on the top

    Hi,
    can I say


    On the top of my writing desk there is my computer

    ?
    Thanks Rip

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    Default Re: on/on the top

    (Not a teacher)

    Ripley,

    This would be more standard English:

    My computer is on top of my writing desk.

    The article "the" can be used with "top" but the sentence sounds better without it. "There is" sounds awkward here, but would be all right in:

    There is a computer on top of my writing desk.

    GSF

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