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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Preposition    

Preposition



mari_18cf
Brazil

Preposition
 
The secretary is working ___ the computer.


In, On At ??

18 Aug 2012      



ggroneet
Israel

on

18 Aug 2012     



guta_31
Argentina

on

18 Aug 2012     



bakimustafa
Algeria

on 
have a great day and don t forget to smile

18 Aug 2012     



cindyfreksen
Denmark

Depends on what you are trying to say!

Where is she sittingand working? She is working at the computer.

What is she doing? She is working on the computer - however this could be both fixing the machine and using it - I would therefore say she is using the computer!

Smile

18 Aug 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

The secretary is definitely working ON the computer, no "ifs" or "buts", unless she DOESN T know how to use it, so she is sitting at the computer (i.e. at the desk on which the computer stands) and is putting pen to paper (doing her job manually:) 
Sophia

18 Aug 2012     



deepti sachdeva
India


The secretary is working on the computer.

18 Aug 2012     



goospanish
Mexico

assuming he/she is using mouse or keyboard   On

19 Aug 2012     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I ve done a mini straw poll in my house and the consensus is that, whilst on is more prevalent, at is also acceptable. 

19 Aug 2012     



Zora
Canada

I d agree that both on and at are correct. 

19 Aug 2012