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    Smile as they skated across/on the ice.

    The figure skaters looked extremely elegant as they skated across/on the ice.





    Hi,
    Do both "across" and "ice" fit in the above and mean about the same to you? Thanks.

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    Default Re: as they skated across/on the ice.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The figure skaters looked extremely elegant as they skated across/on the ice.

    Hi,
    Do both "across" and "ice" fit in the above and mean about the same to you? Thanks.
    Methinks that ya kinda got a bit screwed up here, A.

    across & on were what you meant, were they not?

    'on' just doesn't seem to cut it here. 'on' seems to be a preposition used more to describe safety issues or some such thing.

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    Default Re: as they skated across/on the ice.

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Methinks that ya kinda got a bit screwed up here, A.

    across & on were what you meant, were they not?

    'on' just doesn't seem to cut it here. 'on' seems to be a preposition used more to describe safety issues or some such thing.
    Thanks, riverkid.
    But why doesn't "on" do the trick? In our language, we use "on the ice" instead of "across the ice" in this case. Could you come up with a direct answer?

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