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    preposition

    I've known that "on" is the preposition we use for the word "page",
    like let's begin on page 29...I read that american expression is "Open your book to page 29" Is it right? Is it possible to say "Open your book on page 29"
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    Re: preposition

    Hi, Chum,
    I say this way:
    Open your book at page10.
    The rule is on page 12.

    Cheers

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by chum View Post
    I've known that "on" is the preposition we use for the word "page",
    like let's begin on page 29...I read that american expression is "Open your book to page 29" Is it right? Is it possible to say "Open your book on page 29"
    thanks!
    I completely agree with Humble. We can say "Open your books at page 4" but the picture on page 4 is very nice.
    In American English you can meet a lot of similar cases which really don't exist in British English.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by chum View Post
    I've known that "on" is the preposition we use for the word "page",
    like let's begin on page 29...I read that american expression is "Open your book to page 29" Is it right? Is it possible to say "Open your book on page 29"
    thanks!
    In AmE, it is open the book to page 29. It may be different in BrE.

    Incidentally, even though we say the sentence on page 29, we say the sentence in the middle of page 29.

    Prepositions are tough.

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    #5

    Re: preposition

    thanks to you all!^^

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by chum View Post
    thanks to you all!^^

    You're welcome, Chum.

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