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    Default in the mountains, on the mountain

    What's the difference in meaning between in the mountains and on the mountain?

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    Default Re: in the mountains, on the mountain

    in the mountains means that something is in a mountainous area - surrounded by mountains

    on the mountain means that something is positioned on one particular mountain
    Last edited by Chicchick; 01-Oct-2010 at 12:23.

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    Default Re: in the mountains, on the mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicchick View Post
    in the mountains' means that something is in a mountainous area - surrounded by mountains

    on the mountain means that something is positioned on one particular mountain
    I am surprised that you haven't used punctuation or started with capital letters. Why the apostrophe after "mountains"?

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