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    Default in the tree

    What's the difference between

    He's on the tree

    and

    He's in the tree

    Are these the same?

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    Default Re: in the tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What's the difference between

    He's on the tree

    and

    He's in the tree

    Are these the same?

    The only correct answer is He's in the tree.

    You use "on" when something is on a surface. When climbing a tree you are surrounded by leaves and branches so it is like you are inside the tree itself.

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    Default Re: in the tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    The only correct answer is He's in the tree.

    You use "on" when something is on a surface. When climbing a tree you are surrounded by leaves and branches so it is like you are inside the tree itself.
    Technically, if the tree had been felled (Chopped down) and one climbed onto it, one would then be on the tree. But what you say regarding a standing tree is right...he could also be up the tree though!

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