on top the screen can mean inside screen at top ,but also on the top of obiact

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how distingiush between top in moniter at top ,to top on its top ,as any o0ther opbject top

See example:

i downloaded extensions from google web store ;but not enough space on top of screen for all its icons ,now; much icons missing along with wrench icon ; is this how will have to live my rest of life ?
asked Jun 12 '13 at 19:07 star stern New member

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I think I understand your question, even if the other commenters don't!

 

In the context of what you're saying, "on top of the screen" is understood to mean "on my monitor, at the top." No one would mistake it to mean, "sitting on top of my computer." So you're OK. The wording would be even clearer: "at the top of my screen."

 

Hope that helps! Holly

link comment answered Jun 12 '13 at 21:07 Actually Holly Expert
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Are you asking us for grammar help or technical help? I think you're saying you don't have enough room at the top of the screen for all the icons, right? That sounds like a computer technical question for the web store.

link comment answered Jun 12 '13 at 20:17 Sandi New member
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OK Star, I stand corrected and apologize for the insult if perceived as such. I usually congratulate ESL students as English is a complicated language and I extend those congratulations to you as well. You might want to use the grammar checker and a spell checker before posting next time. Other members were confused by your question as well. I can't speak for them, but I was not drunk, just confused – if you compare what I've corrected to your initial question, you will see why. I will now try to actually help with the grammar of your question.

 

Can “on top of the screen” mean “inside the screen at the top?” Can Top also mean on the top of an object? How can I distinguish top as in: “…monitor at the top, to top, on its top, as any other object’s top?
See example:
I downloaded extensions from The Google Web Store, but there is not enough space on top of my screen for all its icons now. Many icons are missing, including the wrench icon.


THIS NEXT SENTENCE IS WHAT CONFUSED MANY OF US, I WOULD DELETE IT. If it was an attempt at humor, perhaps it would be best to master the language a bit better before branching off into comedy: is this how will have to live my rest of life?


The English word “top” can be confusing as it has many meanings and grammitical styles.


• “Top” can be a noun: "Brother Dave is in the top-10 list of jerks." Or; “a top fell off the table” (a spinning toy is called a top). Or; The jar was turned on its top to get the last of the jelly out.
• “Top” can be a verb: “I topped his answer” (I did better than the other answer).
• “Top” is usually an adjective: “I sat on top of the bench.” Or; “I put my magazine on top of the monitor (meaning the box that encloses the screen.” Or; “The icons don’t fit in the top of my monitor now that I have loaded new apps” (meaning the upper horizontal edge inside a monitor screen). Or; “The antenna is on top of the building.” Or; “He’s at the top of his game.” (meaning best).
• “Top” can sometimes be an adverb: “He makes $50,000 a year, tops!” AND —


• “Top” can be a kick-butt band: ZZ Top played “Legs” for their encore!

link comment answered Jun 13 '13 at 21:27 Brother Dave Contributor
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Sometimes, ya just gotta laugh. This is a one-time answer, please do not post any other questions here unless they relate to English language grammar (this includes asking for further explanation of my response). There should be a button on your remote that says "zoom." This controls the size of the picture, if you decrease the zoom, your picture will probably be entirely visible. If that doesn't work, go to settings>display and there will be options there for adjusting the screen size. I can't even begin to fix your question grammatically – but I must ask how you have the name Stern and write a question like that — unless you're having a joke at our expense. But never mind, don't answer, I don't want to know.

link answered Jun 12 '13 at 20:56 Brother Dave Contributor

I'll add that this applies to a monitor or TV. If a monitor, there's usually a control in the "tools" or "settings." I think your reference to "...live the rest of my life," is what confused us. If this is a legitimate grammar request, you'll have to submit your question more clearly and leave out personal comments.

Brother DaveJun 13 '13 at 02:05

I'll add that this applies to a monitor or TV. If a monitor, there's usually a control in the "tools" or "settings." I think your reference to "...live the rest of my life," is what confused us. If this is a legitimate grammar request, you'll have to submit your question more clearly and leave out personal comments.

Brother DaveJun 13 '13 at 02:05

sorry 'bout the dupe

Brother DaveJun 13 '13 at 02:06

this been always the case ,when someone is drunk, he blames everyone around...the reason grammarly is offered,is to improve and not to reject ...the reason the text about the technical question is there ,is just to show the original context;the proof is in the other poster who did indeed well got the question ,although wrong grammar...so its basically a partnership of not having it written correct as well not having the skill of understand it although having a challenge ,but you seemed to talk one sided only ,therefor i finished up what you left undone ;this as last response ,don't even respond ,its not that got insulted , or tend to insult anyone ,its about having things at right perspective ..

star sternJun 13 '13 at 18:53

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