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    #1

    on top / on the top

    Are they both correct? What is the difference?

    Cut the tomatoes and cheese into small pieces.
    1. Then put them on top of a piece of bread.
    2. Then put them on the top of a piece of bread.

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    #2

    Re: on top / on the top

    Only #1 is natural.

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    Re: on top / on the top

    The second doesn't work, because bread is normally sliced, so it doesn't have a top- you're just putting the tomatoes on the side that is facing upwards. You could use on the top for something like a mountain.

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