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back / front/ cover Are the prepositions correct in these cases ? the laptop has a dent on the left side The laptop has a USB slot at the back ( behind) the book has a summary on the back cover the book has interesting pages at the back / in the back??? Can we call it : the front of the laptop / the cover of the laptop ?? Thanks
Jan 21, 2016 1:33 PM
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To extend the previous response: - I think a "dent on" is OK, but I personally would say a "dent in". - Maybe the word you are reaching for is the "lid" of the laptop.
January 21, 2016
Are the prepositions correct in these cases ? the laptop has a dent on the left side CORRECT The laptop has a USB slot at the back CORRECT the book has a summary on the back cover CORRECT the book has interesting pages at the back CORRECT / in the back??? INCORRECT Can we call it : the front of the laptop / the cover of the laptop ?? To me it's unclear which part of the laptop you are referring to. A laptop 'cover' is normally a protective skin or case to keep your laptop in. The 'front' of the laptop is also unclear to me: it could refer to the screen, which is at the front when the laptop is open. Or it could refer to the area nearest to your wrists when you are typing.
January 21, 2016
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