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    #1

    Smile on/of the blackboard

    The teacher drew a diagonal line from the top right corner to the bottom left corner on the blackboard.
    The teacher drew a diagonal line from the upper right corner to the lower left corner of the blackboard.


    Which of the above two sounds better to you? Thanks.


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    #2

    Re: on/of the blackboard

    the first sentence is the correct one

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    #3

    Re: on/of the blackboard

    Thanks, Elatina.

    Could you explain in a few words why the second is wrong?


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    Re: on/of the blackboard

    sorry, i was away for a while.
    i believe the first sentence is right coz we generally use top and bottom when we'r talking about things or objects, upper and lower is more appropriately used in terms of places. Upper right corner and lower left corner definitely sound like u'r talking about a street.

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