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    Cool preps

    Hello !!

    I've got a doubt (well, three actually!!):

    -Do we say: I'll pick you up AT or FROM the airport?

    -Do we say: Welcome aboard or on board?

    -Do we say: Welcome to or on my website?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: preps

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello !!

    I've got a doubt (well, three actually!!):

    -Do we say: I'll pick you up AT or FROM the airport?

    -Do we say: Welcome aboard or on board?
    aboard is frequently used. Not sure about on board.
    -Do we say: Welcome to or on my website?

    Thanks a lot

    W
    ===Not a teacher===

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    Re: preps

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello !!

    I've got a doubt (well, three actually!!):

    -Do we say: I'll pick you up AT or FROM the airport?
    Either. For preference I'd say "pick up/meet at" and "collect from", but I've certainly heard the other with "pick up"
    -Do we say: Welcome aboard or on board?

    -Do we say: Welcome to or on my website?

    Thanks a lot

    W
    In the last two cases, it depends whether 'welcome' is a greeting or a description:
    • Welcome aboard. Crashair hopes you have a good flight.'
    • Welcome to my website.

    But
    • That sort of behaviour is not welcome on board this plane.
    • Trolls are not welcome on my website.



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    Re: preps

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    [*]Welcome aboard. Crashair hopes you have a good flight.'
    Bob, it pains me to say it, but you should NOT go into business concocting names for companies...
    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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