One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A number assigned to a page in a book, periodical, etc.‘the contents list should give page numbers’
- ‘The process is a rather long one so I might just refer to the page numbers.’
- ‘On the inside of the front cover, the beginning page numbers for each of the 24 species accounts are listed.’
- ‘This page number is out of sequence; the correct page number is 36.’
- ‘The citations in the footnotes were often were off by a page number or a volume.’
- ‘The page numbers indicated refer to the original manuscript.’
- ‘The students choose a random page number and research the species on that page.’
- ‘In the 1612 edition the illustration appears, without a page number, after page 1206.’
- ‘If you copy something verbatim, be sure to put it in quotes and identify the page number and source.’
- ‘There are no page numbers on the script, so don't let it drop before you staple it.’
- ‘The page numbers are barely readable.’
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