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Dear all,

Please see the following sentences. Here I would like to know whether "on" or "in" is apt to the context.

1) The players are playing in the ground of the stadium.

2) The players are playing on the ground of the stadium.

3) The children are playing in the ground of their school.

4) The children are playing on the ground of their school.


Thank you.

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Please see the following sentences. Here I would like to know whether "on" or "in" is apt to the context.

1) The players are playing in the ground of the stadium.

2) The players are playing in on the ground of the stadium.

3) The children are playing in the grounds of their school.

4) The children are playing in the grounds of their school.

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grounds refers to a large area of land that surrounds eg a school, eg a rich person's house.

Your first two sentences sound a little silly, because of the repetition of 'The players are playing . . . ' Can you find a way to avoid saying this?

Clive

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More frequent:
The children are playing on the school grounds.

Less frequent:
The children are playing in the school grounds.

Even less frequent are the same two, but with 'ground' instead of 'grounds'.


For the other one, you need

The footballers were playing on the stadium field.

In British English you may see 'pitch' instead of 'field', but even in British English 'stadium field' is more common than 'stadium pitch'.

CJ

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Thanks a lot. Actually, I am not sure which preposition can be used with 'ground'. I often hear "in the ground, on the ground and at the ground".

Thank you.

In what context?

eg playing soccer?

eg planting flowers?

eg mining for gold?

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Actually, I am unsure about all the three contexts you mentioned. "playing soccer", "planting flowers" and "mining for gold". Kindly enlighten me on this.

Thank you.


This footballer fell to the ground after being tripped.
He is lying on the ground, grimacing in pain.

The referee has grounds for red-carding the player who tripped him.

Squirrels bury nuts in the ground every fall.

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