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modelena
Italy

Help with grammar
 
Hi!
I īm preparing a list of useful expressions for classroom language and I have this doubt:

Which of these sentences is correct?

a) Open your book at page 12
b) Open ypur book on page 12
c)  Open your book to page 12

Please, can you help me ?
Thanks a lot,
Elena

10 Jul 2012      



LuciaRaposo
Portugal

on page

10 Jul 2012     



faithingod
Brazil

to page

10 Jul 2012     



frenchfrog
France

http://www.eslprintables.com/forum/topic.asp?id=21442 Wink

10 Jul 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

at - is correct for BrEng.
to - is correct for N Am Eng.

see the discussion here

@Frenchfrog: you must have posted while I was searching:)

Sophia

10 Jul 2012     



douglas
United States

Highly debated, as you can see in Frenchfrog and Sophia īs links, but in the end there are two right answers:
 
AmE-"to"
BrE- "at"
 
 
Cheers,
Douglas
 
Edit:  I checked Google fight and "to" has moved ahead significantly in the last year:
 
 
"at" - 995 million hits
 
"to" - 1.96 billion hits!

10 Jul 2012     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Open your book at page 23.
Turn to page 23.

10 Jul 2012     



modelena
Italy

I thought it could be a tricky question...
Thank you all, you are really fantastic as always!!!
Have great holidays!
Elena

10 Jul 2012     



mumblebee
Israel

http://www.eslprintables.com/vocabulary_worksheets/school/classroom_language/Classroom_Language_558461/

10 Jul 2012     



rodrigoleao2005
Brazil

To- American English
At - British English

10 Jul 2012     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

It īs a bit odd though, isn īt it? Open your page to ... To implies motion. Still, language isn īt always logical.

10 Jul 2012     

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