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    #1

    a saddle riding?

    Please read the following sentence.

    Please come to ABC Ranch and spend all day in a saddle riding on beautiful mountain trails.

    I know this sentence suggests an activity that you should ride on a horse and enjoy mountain trails. But I don’t understand where to separate.

    1. Spend / all day / in a saddle /riding on beautiful mountain trails.
    2. Spend / all day / in a saddle riding /on beautiful mountain trails.

    I couldn’t find the word “saddle riding”, so I guess No.1 is correct. How should I read the sentence?
    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by popri; 18-Apr-2016 at 00:54. Reason: typo

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    #2

    Re: a saddle riding?

    1. is correct. Make a slight pause after 'saddle' in speech. In writing, a comma would not be out of place.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Apr-2016 at 13:56. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #3

    Re: a saddle riding?

    Quote Originally Posted by popri View Post
    on a beautiful mountain trails.
    'On a beautiful mountain trail', or 'on beautiful mountain trails', or 'on the trails of a beautiful mountain', or 'on the beautiful trails of a mountain', or 'on a beautiful mountain's trails, but not 'on a beautiful mountain trails'.
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    #4

    Re: a saddle riding?

    First of all, I've corrected the typos thanks to Roman 55.
    They are very elementary mistakes!

    It's hard for me to imagine spending all day in a saddle, but it is a figurative expression of spending all day in riding, right?
    Thank both of you.

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    #5

    Re: a saddle riding?

    It's not figurative. You sit in the saddle as you ride the horse. It's an all-day ride.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Apr-2016 at 13:12. Reason: Fixed typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a saddle riding?

    Thank you for teaching.
    If the word "figurative" is wrong, I would say "sit in the saddle" is an indirect expression of "ride on the horse".
    It's very confusing for an English beginner, but it's a good practice.

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