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    on ? tiptoe

    Dear teachers,
    Could you tell me if there is an article:

    If she stood on (_) tiptoe she could see ...

    Thanks

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    Re: on ? tiptoe

    No article necessary. "On tiptoe" is a common expression and easily understood.

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    Re: on ? tiptoe

    Even saying "She stood tiptoe" is easily understood.

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    Re: on ? tiptoe

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi Natasha,

    Here are two links which should satisfy your curiosity:

    To stand on tiptoe
    I Stood Tip-Toe Upon A Little Hill / Keats, John

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: on ? tiptoe

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    Even saying "She stood tiptoe" is easily understood.
    Is it really possible to say "stand tiptoe" in place of "stand on tiptoe"?

    http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/
    on tiptoe or on (your) tiptoes
    : with your toes touching the ground and your heels raised up
    ▪ She had to stand on tiptoe to reach the shelf. ▪ He stood on his tiptoes trying to see over the crowd. ▪ He walked on tiptoe to avoid waking the children.

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