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Are the meanings of the two sentences differ? What is the appropriate preposition to use, "in", "on" or "at" because my answers on both sentences are "at." However, my student argue that for the first sentence it should be "on." I checked my material and I saw that it should be "of the top page" (the second sentence) to have the preposition "at." Please help me.

1. Write your name _____ the top page.
2. Write your name _____ the top of the page.

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vladz said:
Are the meanings of the two sentences differ? What is the appropriate preposition to use, "in", "on" or "at" because my answers on both sentences are "at." However, my student argue that for the first sentence it should be "on." I checked my material and I saw that it should be "of the top page" (the second sentence) to have the preposition "at." Please help me.

1. Write your name _____ the top page.
2. Write your name _____ the top of the page.

Thanks again.

1. at the top of the page :up:
2. on the paper at the top of the page :up:
3. on the top of the page :up:

3. means, on the paper at the top of the page.
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Does the third sentence mean that it is the first page? And also, does it mean that the second sentence on my original letter is wrong?
 

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vladz said:
Does the third sentence mean that it is the first page? And also, does it mean that the second sentence on my original letter is wrong?

1. Write your name _____ the top page.
2. Write your name _____ the top of the page.

1. Write your name on (top of) the top page. OK (first page)

Note that, there are two top, so deleting one of the 'top's would be a good idea. Try, front:

1b. Write your name on the front page. (first page). OK
1c. Write your name at the front page. Not OK

2. Write your name at the top of the page. OK (i.e., the page that we are talking about now.)

3. Write your name on the top of the page. OK (i.e., the page that we are talking about now).

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