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    #1

    page X from/of

    Hi:

    *self-made*

    Please open page X from/of the book Y.

    Which one should I use in the example - from or of? I cannot decide which one because when I tried to write that sentence I felt I thought in my language.

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    #2

    Re: page X from/of

    "Please open book Y at page X."
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: page X from/of

    You can also say, "Please open page 120 of Moby Dick". Not 'from'.
    "Please tear out page 120 from Moby Dick".
    "This is a paragraph from page 120 of Moby Dick".

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    #4

    Re: page X from/of

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Please open book Y at page X."
    "... to page X" for me.

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    #5

    Re: page X from/of

    I seem to remember that this is another American/ British English difference. We open our books to a page, as Dave says.
    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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    Re: page X from/of

    I read on a thread the other day that they call a "quarter note" (like in music) a "crochet."

    There's always more to discover!

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    Re: page X from/of

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I read on a thread the other day that they call a "quarter note" (like in music) a "crochet."

    There's always more to discover!
    Bach Inventions are full of demisemiquavers and even hemidemisemiquavers in BrE.
    I am not a teacher.

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