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    which preposition for lawn?

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    Which preposition is right for lawn? He was on the lawn. On sounds right, not in. Am I right? For lawn, it is always on. But I'd still like to know....

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    Re: which preposition for lawn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. X View Post
    Hi,

    Which preposition is right for lawn? He was on the lawn. On sounds right, not in. Am I right? For lawn, it is always on. But I'd still like to know....

    Mr. X
    Yes. A person or a thing would be on a lawn, as it is a surface. I would be a little worried if someone was in the lawn - that suggests they have been buried!!

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    Re: which preposition for lawn?

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    Yes. A person or a thing would be on a lawn, as it is a surface. I would be a little worried if someone was in the lawn - that suggests they have been buried!!
    But for grass, it is both, I guess. You can sit on the grass but roll in it. So I thought lawn may be something like that.

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    Re: which preposition for lawn?

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    But for grass, it is both, I guess. You can sit on the grass but roll in it. So I thought lawn may be something like that.
    If someone is rolling in the grass, then I would assume that the grass is quite long or tall, so the person is actually almost inside it! If the grass is short, as it normally is with a lawn, the I would say someone was rolling on the grass.

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