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    the lands across the mountains

    Is it correct to say "the lands across the mountains" or "the lands behind the mountains"? I usually use across with rivers, roads and something flat, so I'm curious what should I use with mountains.

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    Re: the lands across the mountains

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Is it correct to say "the lands across the mountains" or "the lands behind the mountains"? I usually use across with rivers, roads and something flat, so I'm curious what should I use with mountains.
    I suppose that it depends on where the lands are in relation to the mountains. I would use "behind" to indicate those lands which are very close to the mountains. The lands across the Rocky Mountains are said to be very flat - this sentence would refer to the wide and flat portion of the US east of the Rockies. Part of this area may be just behind the mountains and the rest may be a far distance from the mountains.

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    Re: the lands across the mountains

    'The lands beyond the mountains' could be useful.

    Rover

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    Re: the lands across the mountains

    Or "the land over the mountains".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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