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    Default Need advice on the use of preposition, thanks teachers!

    Hello teachers,

    Happy 2005! Wish all EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead GooD health and a properous year ahead! Cheers, Help Wanted

    A.Do we say:

    The lady in or on the moon.
    Which one is correct, in or on?

    B. Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    In one version of the legend, they began throwing rice on the water as a sacrifice to their dead hero, and to nourish his spirit.

    Please advise, teachers.
    Thank you very much.
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    Default Re: Need advice on the use of preposition, thanks teachers!

    A. I presume that you are talking about a perceived but imaginary image of a woman on the moon's face in the night sky, much as Americans perceive the Man in the Moon, and the Japanese perceive a Rabbit or Two in the Moon. Therefore, I would suggest 'in'. If, however, you are speaking of the first female astronaut to land there, then she would be the first lady on the Moon.

    B. Your sentence is fine, but if you are narrating the legend, you might better use 'begin' than 'began'. It is impossible for me to judge from the context you have given.

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    Default Re: Need advice on the use of preposition, thanks teachers!

    Thank you sooooo much for your VALUABLE advice. Happy New Year, Mister Micawber!

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