I just came across the following examples in that...Grammar book:
1 - I live AT the top of the building.
2 - The clown balanced the pineapple ON the top of his head.
My thoughts ( I'm not referring to set phrases like "at the top of his voice" ):
1 = the top is part of the building
2 = exact spot
Looking at the COCA I found some confusing examples such as: "on the top of list / at the top of the list". I always thought "on the top of the list" was correct.
So what do you think guys?
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what about the expression 'on top of something' (without 'the')?
There is some cream on top of the cake.
The clown balanced the pineapple on top of his head?
Does it work in my examples?