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Making Sense of Grammar
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按照“形意搭配”原则,这两句话的形式既然不一样,语意就不一样。

之前的问题中回答过,in的本义是空间范畴之内,on则是在表面上接触,所以如果把树看作一个范畴,那么就用in,如果把树看作是一个接触表面,就用on.
answered Sep 30, 2020 by Mickey (7,400 points)

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