Preposition

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Open your books at page 5.

 

There is a picture of the prince on page 5.

 

Is there a difference between at page and on page?

asked May 16 '13 at 12:20 Ema Kis New member

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There may be some difference between British English and North American English, but as a Canadian English speaker, I much prefer Open your books to page 5.  There is a picture of the prince on page 5 sounds correct to me.  So the preposition to sounds better when collocated with an action verb like open or turn, but on sounds correct when not.

link answered May 16 '13 at 13:02 Shawn Mooney Expert

American English speakers would view this the same way. Canadian English is a little closer to British.

Lewis NeidhardtMay 16 '13 at 14:10

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