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    Default swimming on the pond

    Can someone explain why we say "swimming in the lake" but "ducks are swimming on the pond"
    How about boats, ships? Pepositions are really confusing to me sometimes.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: swimming on the pond

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    Can someone explain why we say "swimming in the lake" but "ducks are swimming on the pond"
    How about boats, ships? Pepositions are really confusing to me sometimes.
    Thanks in advance!
    Hi,
    Ducks, ships, boats etc. sit, more or less, on the surface of a lake, the sea etc. Whereas, people, and other animals, swim in the lake, sea etc.

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