prepositions - on top of

Prepositions - On Top Of

1. On top of indicates a position higher than the object.

Pattern: verb + on top of + noun
They put the blanket on top of the sheets, and the bedspread on top of the blanket.
I’m sure I left my keys on top of the desk.

2. Expression

to be on top of something—to be sure about one's knowledge or control of something Her son had a hard time learning math, but he is on top of it now.
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    Basic English Usage
    Mathematics, etc + singular verb

    Don't Say:
    Mathematics are not easy to learn.

    Say:
    Mathematics is not easy to learn.

    Note:
    The names of sconces and subjects ending m -ies (like mathematics, physics, politics, gymnastics) generally take a singular verb.
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