a bird / a cat IN / ON the tree

  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    No. It is dependant upon the position of the creature. Think of on = on top of; in = inside; within (i.e. amongst the branches/leaves.)
     

    eloquent

    Member
    Czech
    No. It is dependant upon the position of the creature. Think of on = on top of; in = inside; within (i.e. amongst the branches/leaves.)
    Do I understand well, that a bird can sit both ON a tree and IN a tree? A cat will probably not sit ON a tree. :)
     

    kool-wind

    Senior Member
    British English
    A bird would be sitting on a tree if it were perched on the highest point of the tree. Otherwise it is in the tree or on a branch/limb/twig.
    The same goes for the cat.
     
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