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Point vs. top #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:31 pm   Point vs. top
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #60 "Chit Chat: In the theatre", question 1

Alice: I think the play is just on the ......... of starting.

(a) tip
(b) peak
(c) top
(d) point

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #60 "Chit Chat: In the theatre", answer 1

Alice: I think the play is just on the point of starting.

Correct answer: (d) point

Your answer was: incorrect
Alice: I think the play is just on the top of starting.
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why point and not top?what is the difference ?

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Point #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 05, 2006 21:46 pm   Point
 

Hi,

On the point of starting means just about to start/starting in a minute. On the top of means above as in There is snow on the top/on the summit of the mountain

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Point vs. top #3 (permalink) Sun Jul 27, 2008 14:19 pm   Point vs. top
 

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Point vs. top #4 (permalink) Fri Dec 18, 2009 16:06 pm   Point vs. top
 

Hi

I presume 'play' means a theatrical performance in the test sentence. Is it true or could it be something else?

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Point vs. top #5 (permalink) Fri Dec 18, 2009 23:06 pm   Point vs. top
 

You are right, Ali. Play refers to a theatre performance in this sentence.

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