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When we refer to a construction site where construction work is under way. We normally use the preposition "on", and normally when this phrase appears elsewhere on the internet or in books and at any other place, I have always noticed that it is always "on the site" not "at the site".
Now, when we are talking about the activities (they may be construction activities or any other activities) that are going on on the site of construction. And I am using either one of these phrases "the activities goes on" or "the activities are going on" with the phrase "on the site" and now if I join them together there will be two "ons"
Here are the examples.
The activities goes on on the site.
The activities are going on on the site.
So doesn't it look or sound weird to use two ONs?
Can't we resort to using "at" in this particular situation to avoid double ONs?
The activities goes on at the site.
The activities are going on at the site.
Aamir the Global Citizen
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
It's like "We'll be in in an hour," or "It was over over a day ago," or "I knew what she was after after I talked with her teacher," or "I knew that that was coming."
We sometimes repeat words. It still sounds natural.
Those are all grammatical examples. A mistake a lot of Americans make in conversation is saying "is" twice: "The reality is is that we don't always think before we speak!"
Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 01-May-2016 at 00:33.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.