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    preposition

    Hello,

    1) Why 'at the top of the hill or mountain or page?

    2) Why 'on top of the bus or train or world'?

    Can someone please explain the difference?

    Thanks and Regards,

    Rita

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by rita_b View Post
    Hello,

    1) Why 'at the top of the hill or mountain or page?

    2) Why 'on top of the bus or train or world'?

    Can someone please explain the difference?

    Thanks and Regards,

    Rita
    ===Not a teacher===

    This is an interesting question.

    At always denotes a specific point\duration\place
    On is something above the object.

    On the table
    On the bus

    May be because Mountains and Hills have peak, it is said to be "at the top"
    Bus and Train have a flat roof.

    This is my thought. Let's see what an expert has to say.

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