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WBYeats
 
Reply Tue 4 Mar, 2014 09:35 am
If a book is laid before me on the desk, and it is open, I seeing a certain page, can I use all these?:

-I am at/on/in page nine.
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 4 Mar, 2014 10:04 am
@WBYeats,
You would say on page 9
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 4 Mar, 2014 03:03 pm
@WBYeats,
I would never say 'in' page 9. A certain passage might be in page 9, but the pages itself would not.

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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 4 Mar, 2014 03:26 pm
@WBYeats,
If a book is laid before me on the desk, and it is open, I seeing a certain page, can I use all If a book is laid before me on the desk, and it is open, I seeing a certain page, can I use all these?:

-I am at/on/in page nine.
-I am at/on/in page nine.
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"on" is the normal neutral, WB. "at" does see uses as a more specialized, nuanced use.

I can't imagine any use for 'in' with page, book yes, but not page.
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Tue 4 Mar, 2014 11:26 pm
Thank you~
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 09:30 am
@WBYeats,
I can't imagine any use for 'in' with page, book yes, but not page.

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In the text on page x it says ....
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Thu 6 Mar, 2014 04:14 am
THank you~
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 11:45 pm
If a book has usage notes on its pages, then can I say?:

-In/On a usage note, it says...

1. I am not sure about the preposition.
2. Is it possible to say A USAGE NOTE? It doesn't sound right, because we very often say NOTES.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 11:49 pm
@WBYeats,
In.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2014 12:01 am
@WBYeats,
If a book has usage notes on its pages, then can I say?:

-In/On a usage note, it says...

1. I am not sure about the preposition.

'In' means contained within certain text. 'on' could see use if someone had scribbled something on top/ over the USAGE NOTE

2. Is it possible to say A USAGE NOTE? It doesn't sound right, because we very often say NOTES.

Yes, if it's a USAGE NOTE then call it that.

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WBYeats
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2014 01:22 am
Thank you~~
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