hi there again....

I came across a couple of issues Im not sure about...

1) "....looks like there is no problem for Thursday the 1st from 11.30 to 13.00 in classroom # 2, so I went ahead and made a reservation on it....

Would you guys say IN classroom number 2 or AT classroom number 2. I first instintively wrote at, but I later on switched it since most people at google seem to use the other way.

Also, does on goes along with make reservation? would you say reserve something or make a reservation on something? or maybe you can use both? Can you say book a classroom as an equivalent for this in this context? or you only use book for hotel related talking?

Ok,...thanks for your help again guys!

1-- at and in are both fine; the speaker could equally likely be thinking of the point location or the enclosure.

2-- Reserve or make a reservation for, I would say; reservation on sounds odd if not impossible, and Google supports this-- most hits are reservation on Friday / the internet / the phone /etc. It may be confused with such as put a down payment on.

3-- Yes, you could book a classroom, a hotel room, a taxi, and passage on an ocean liner.
Thanks Mr Micawber!! Sorry, I couldn't check it out before,

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Hi MM!

You wrote:

"most hits are reservation on Friday / the internet / the phone /etc."

Do you mean that the use of "ON" here is required by the following noun (i.e. Friday / the internet / the phone) rather than by the previous noun "reservation"?

Thanks a lot!

(Oops! forgot to sign in -- MM)


I made a reservation on Friday.
I cancelled it on Saturday.
I stayed home on Sunday.

Not 'required', however:

I made a reservation Friday.
I made a reservation for Tuesday on Friday

Or even:

I made a reservation for Tuesday Friday.
Thanks MM!

Now, I frequently come across expressions of the kind:

"I made a reservation Friday."

And most of them appeared in newspaper articles:

"Bankrupt chemical maker Solutia Inc. said Monday that it will pay $19.6 million to take over a Mexican company that produces glass."

"Sony Corp. and NEC Corp. agreed to set up a joint venture combining their optical disc drive operations to boost competitiveness, the two Japanese electronics companies said Thursday."

Would you mind explaining to me the use of these expressions without a preposition before the name of the day / month?

Thanks again!

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Hi Mara,

The preposition 'on' is optional before the day of a week.