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    Last edited by muhammed; 21-Jan-2006 at 20:31.

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    Re: at or on

    these are prepositions, you know at is used to say wheres omeone / something is as pointed place.but on is to say if something / someone is on the surface, meaning is touching surface.

    Of cours they have some different meaning according to the context such as at work / on the run right.

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    Re: at or on

    You are correct in thinking that British and American English is different. One difference I've noticed is in motorcycle magazines: Americans tend to say "Yamaha is" whereas British magazines say "Yamaha are."

    I'm not sure if that is due to someone not catching a mistake, but it seems to be that way in more than one magazine.

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    Re: at or on

    I have never heard anything like that.
    the prepositions ON and AT can be used to refer to time, place or circumstance

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    Re: at or on

    I don't believe there's any dialectal difference in the use of at/on. What oldspice is referring to is probably the treatment of collective nouns, in which there does seem to be a difference. For nouns that describe a group/collection of things or people (such as 'family') UK usage dictates they could be plural or singular ('the family is/are in the house'), whereas in the US they are usually treated as singular (i.e. 'the family is in the house').

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    Re: at or on

    Quote Originally Posted by muhammed
    Does anyone help me what is deffrene between " at / on " i confuse about that, why i heard from some people that "at/on " the same meaning becuase the says (at ) is american on(on) is british is it right or wrong
    One difference which I have noticed is with regard to "weekend".

    American = I always watch several movies on weekends.
    British = I always watch several movies at weekends.

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    Thankz to all i understand very well now


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