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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.

  • October 23, 2004
  • Posted by itasan
  • Filed in Usage
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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."

speedwell2 October 28, 2004, 10:52am

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

mrs_lane October 28, 2004, 8:22am

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"on page 10" sounds best to me.

ryan October 26, 2004, 6:18pm

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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)

speedwell2 October 24, 2004, 12:25pm

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All of them.

davidlrattigan October 23, 2004, 10:58pm

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They all appear acceptable to me. English is flexible.

chad October 23, 2004, 8:17pm

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