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    Mount

    I have a question about the verb "mount":

    1. "The picture is mounted on a cardboard."
    2. "The picture is mounted to a cardboard."

    Are "on" and "to" different?

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    Re: Mount

    Only #1 is correct, but delete 'a'.

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    Re: Mount

    "Cardboard" is an uncountable noun. The countable noun is "a piece of cardboard".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Mount To/On

    I have a question about the verb "mount":

    1. The picture is mounted on a cardboard.
    2. The picture is mounted to a cardboard.

    Are "on" and "to" different?

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    Re: Mount To/On

    Quote Originally Posted by learningspirit View Post
    I have a question about the verb "mount":

    1. The picture is mounted on a cardboard.
    2. The picture is mounted to a cardboard.

    Are "on" and "to" different?
    Yes, they're different. Pictures are mounted on things. They are attached to things.

    The verb mount means place on top or get on top. So it goes with the preposition on. It might help to remember that mountains are mounted on the world.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Mount To/On

    learningspirit, I have merged your two identical threads. Please don't post the same question twice.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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