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Forum: English Questions Aug 29th, 2015, 08:42 am
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You see why you can't ignore context?

No - in this context, when you're talking about the cover, you must say eg John's book has an alien on the cover/front / There's an alien on the cover/front of...
Forum: English Questions Aug 28th, 2015, 04:01 am
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By the choice of preposition you create the context - language makes no sense out of context.

If you say There's an alien... on John's book I understand that a real alien is standing or sitting on...
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