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    corner/side

    If I'm talking about "corners", should I use "in" preposition instead of "on" or should it be "on"? Also, what preposition should I use for the "side"?

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    Re: corner/side

    on the corner or at the corner, on the right/left hand side

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    Re: corner/side

    Thanks. I have another question. What is the difference of these two:

    - On the back
    - At the back

    If I'm referring to the power connector of a computer, should it be "at the back" or the other one?

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    Re: corner/side

    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    If I'm talking about "corners", should I use "in" preposition instead of "on" or should it be "on"? Also, what preposition should I use for the "side"?
    If the corner is inside a room, use "in".

    If the corner is outside, use "on" or "at".

    I'm not sure what you mean by side.

    Stand on my left side.
    I'll meet you by/at the back side of the house.

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    Re: corner/side

    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    Thanks. I have another question. What is the difference of these two:

    - On the back
    - At the back

    If I'm referring to the power connector of a computer, should it be "at the back" or the other one?

    That depends.

    general - at
    depression - in
    projection or attachment - on

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    Re: corner/side

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If the corner is inside a room, use "in".

    If the corner is outside, use "on" or "at".

    I'm not sure what you mean by side.

    Stand on my left side.
    I'll meet you by/at the back side of the house.

    Yesterday, I was watching UFC. The anouncer there said "Standing to my right, weighing........" and also said "standing to my left......". Why did the anouncer use "to" instead "on" or "at"?

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    Re: corner/side

    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    Yesterday, I was watching UFC. The anouncer there said "Standing to my right, weighing........" and also said "standing to my left......". Why did the anouncer use "to" instead "on" or "at"?
    In that case, the announcer is seeing "left" and "right" as directions rather than positions. Prepositions are very confusing.

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    Re: corner/side

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In that case, the announcer is seeing "left" and "right" as directions rather than positions. Prepositions are very confusing.


    Thank you.

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    Re: corner/side

    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    Thank you.
    You're welcome.

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