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.... apon confirming your booking, you will be .... or .....upon confirming your booking...

what is correct? what is the difference between apon and upon? I always thought apon means "once" and upon means "on top of, over and above)Can someone help me?

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Apon does not exist.
Do you have a dictionary — http://www.onelook.com / ? Can you find 'apon' in it? I think you will have difficulty doing so, because it is not an English word.

Now, use your new dictionary to find the various meanings of 'upon'.
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Apon is a Middle English spelling of upon. Many u- prefixes were spelt a- in Middle English. However after spellings were standardised, the a- prefix largely fell out of use. The correct spelling in Modern English is upon. Although, in many dialects, the pronunciation still has a distinct ah sound to it.

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Can you cite a reference, spaced? The On-line Etymological Dictionary only says (briefly taken from the OED, I suspect):

1121, from up + on, probably influenced by O.N. upp a. Distinct from O.E. uppan which merely meant "up."

And my Chaucer Glossary has no entry for 'apon'.
Hello,

I can't remember where I read about the a- prefix itself (I'm sure it's a David Crystal book, maybe) but here's apon in use:

"Full derly to hym that ye pray
To hym that was don apon a tre
To safe yowr sallis on dowymysday
Qwen all salles savyd mon be."

The Sinner's Lament (l. 93-96)

http://www.lib.rochester.edu/Camelot/teams/lamennts.htm

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Well, David Crystal should know. Thanks, spaced.
I'll try to wade through The Sinner's Lament, too.
apon vs upon ... they both mean the same thing but apon is old english and no longer used in modern english, that is why you still see apon used in many fairy tales.
Mister MicawberDo you have a DICTIONARY? Can you find 'apon' in it? I think you will have difficulty doing so, because it is not an English word.
Now, use your new dictionary to find the various meanings of 'upon'.
I find your comment to be very rude. If you feel the need to answer a question you should do so without sarcasm and insult. There are plenty of places on the web for you to flex you cranial member, that you should not feel the need to be so pompous here. Upon reading your comment I find you answer to be completely useless.
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