I have read the following sentence:

  • You must write your name in the top corner of the envelope.

Is this sentence correct? I thought that an envelope had four corners: top-left, top-right, bottom-left and bottom-right. It seems to me that "at the top of the envelope" would make more sense here.

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The sentence is correct, but it's ambiguous. There are two top corners of an envelope.

Typically you'd put your name at the top left corner of an envelope, at least in my country. I would guess the writer assumed the reader would know which corner.

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