Submitted by itasan  •  October 23, 2004

begin from page 10

Which is correct? 1. Let’s begin from page 10. 2. Let’s begin at page 10. (UK?) 3. Let’s begin on page 10. (US?) Thank you.

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"Let's begin with page 10"?

Let's begin doing what with page 10?

If you mean, "Let's begin reading on page 10," then you mean, "Let's begin on page 10." If you mean, "Let's begin tearing pages out of the book," then I suppose you can say, "Let's begin with page 10."

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Why not "Let's begin with page 10"?

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"on page 10" sounds best to me.

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My ear tells me:

"Let's begin on [not "at" or "from"] page 10."

"Let's begin at [not "on," but "from" is acceptable] the key change, measure 152." (directions to a musical ensemble)

"Let's begin from ["at" OK, "on" not OK] the scene where she kisses him for the first time." (theater)

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All of them.

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They all appear acceptable to me. English is flexible.

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