Could you please tell me which is right and idiomatic?
1. The school is near the mountains.
2.The school is near the mountain.
I am unclear the difference.
May I have your clarification?
Thanks a lot!
Sentence #1 would normally be said when you were referring to a school located near the mountains (possibly not in the mountains).
Sentence #2 would be used when referring to a school located near a particular mountain, whether near the mountains or in the mountains.