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    in/on/at/of the hill

    They caught some bees in/on/at/of the hill.

    Q1: Which preposition is right?
    Q2: Any difference?


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    Re: in/on/at/of the hill

    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    They caught some bees in/on/at/of the hill.

    Q1: Which preposition is right?
    Q2: Any difference?


    Thank you
    They caught some bees in the hill.

    'in' = inside, maybe in a small tunnel or cave.

    They caught some bees on the hill.

    'on' = on the surface of the hill, so this likely would be the most common.

    They caught some bees at the hill.

    'at' = at the location so this one might be used if "the hill" was a commonly known name for a particular place.

    They caught some bees of the hill.

    This one doesn't make any sense to me.

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    Exclamation Re: in/on/at/of the hill

    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    They caught some bees in/on/at/of the hill.

    Q1: Which preposition is right?
    Q2: Any difference?


    Thank you
    I think only on and at are appropriate having different meaning.
    They caught some bees on the hill. (on the top of the hill)
    They caught some bees at the hill. ( Near the area arround the hill)


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    Re: in/on/at/of the hill

    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    They caught some bees in/on/at/of the hill.

    Q1: Which preposition is right?
    Q2: Any difference?


    Thank you
    They caught some bees on the hill. - They're standing on the hill. The hill is a surface.

    They caught some bees at the hill. - The hill is a location. Where are they? They're at the hill.

    I'd go with "on". That's would likely be intended here.

    You can't catch bees "in a hill" unless someone's been digging a secret tunnel. But the bees would have to go into the tunnel, and then they would be "in the hill". This is highly unlikely. So don't use "in the hill".

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