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    Doubt with prepositions

    Hello folks,

    This is my first post here. And of course my doubt is with prepositions in English, which I find very hard. I work mainly writting articles, this information may help the context where the expressions below are used. Here are some doubts I have:

    1. "In this page" or "On this page" (same for "next page", "previous page", etc)?

    2. "As you can see in Figure 1" or "on Figure 1"?

    3. "As we will see on next page" or "on the next page"? -- here my doubt is the usage of "the", as the preposition is covered above.

    Thanks in advance,
    Gabriel.

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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    I think the most common usage is 'ON this page', 'IN Figure 1' and 'on THE next page'.
    But I've seen other versions as well, so maybe it would depend on what country you are from.


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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    Dude... You are Russian... Don't get me wrong, if I needed advice from a foreigner I wouldn't be posting on this forums... I need a reply from a native speaker teacher...

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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Torres View Post
    Dude... You are Russian... Don't get me wrong, if I needed advice from a foreigner I wouldn't be posting on this forums... I need a reply from a native speaker teacher...
    Bravo!


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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    Thanks for the recommendation, however although I am originally from Brazil I live in the USA, and in fact so far I couldn't find any good practical preposition book here. Any recommendation that I can buy at Amazon.com?

    HA: I got a doubt here: should I use "at" or "on" here?

    Thanks,
    Gabriel.

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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Torres View Post
    Dude... You are Russian... Don't get me wrong, if I needed advice from a foreigner I wouldn't be posting on this forums... I need a reply from a native speaker teacher...
    That's fine. You could have just skipped my post then.

    Just for the record: I'd hate to confuse people so I don't normally answer the questions unless I'm certain about something.

    As for your question, you can ask teachers or natives, I'm pretty sure the majority of them will confirm what I said .

    P.S. I'm not a dude.


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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    I am here to get facts, not opinions. Keep your opinions to yourself. Thanks.

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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Torres View Post
    I am here to get facts, not opinions. Keep your opinions to yourself. Thanks.
    And you're also here to tell others what they should do on the public forum?

    Do you own this place?

    Like I said just ignore whoever's opinion you're not content with but don't ever tell anyone to keep their opinions to themselves on the forum which is not your own!

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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Torres View Post
    I am here to get facts, not opinions. Keep your opinions to yourself. Thanks.
    Welcome to the forums.

    I understand that you are new here and I assume that you've dragged some habits which you might have gotten on some other forums with you. But here, on these forums, this kind of language is not something that can be accepted. So, maybe, the next time you ask a question, please, write at the very beginning of your post that you do expect answers from the native-speaking members only.

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    Re: Doubt with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Torres View Post
    I am here to get facts, not opinions. Keep your opinions to yourself. Thanks.
    This type of post is simply not acceptable here. The FACT is, on many aspects of the English language, there is room for more than one opinion. The other fact is, the original answer you received was correct.

    A principle of this forum is to treat others with respect and dignity.

    Please talk to others as you would wish others to talk to you. If you're used to rudeness and contempt from others, then please talk to others as you would wish them to talk to your kindly favorite aunt.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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