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    on the scene/spot

    An ambulance was on the scene/spot within minutes.
    The police were on the scene/spot within minutes.

    Do both prepositions work as well with these sentences, please?

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    Re: on the scene/spot

    You've proposed two different nouns, not prepositions.

    American emergency services use scene in that context. It's also the more natural choice in everyday AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: on the scene/spot

    Thank you very much, GoesStation. I was too careless. It should have been nouns. I would have used scene, but I came across this sentence in the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary of English: The police were called and they were on the spot within three minutes. I wondered if we could use on the spot and on the scene without much difference.

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    Re: on the scene/spot

    "On the scene" is the idiomatic expression in BrE as well, when the area in question is the site of some notable event (an accident or a burglary, for example). There is nothing wrong with "on the spot" as a phrase but it doesn't have the same connotation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: on the scene/spot

    Thank you very much for your further explanation, dear moderator.

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