a view of/over/across/on the city

flebastian

New Member
German
Hey,

Imagine you went for a ride on the London Eye on a sunny day. From its top, would you have a great view OF/OVER/ACROSS/ON the city?

Thanks!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I have never been on the London Eye, flebastian, but I would say that I had a great view of the city if I could see most or all of London from the top of the ride. "Over", "across", and "on" don't strike me as normal prepositions in that remark.
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    You are welcome. I don't know whether they express the idea differently, but I doubt that they do. I suspect that "a great view of the city" is a normal phrase in Great Britain just as it is in the United States.
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I would say "of", as a BE speaker. Of the other prepositions, "across" is a viable alternative, but "on" is wrong, and "over" suggests to me you're in a hot air balloon. :)
     
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