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skating/skiing on the frozen lake

Discussion in 'English Only' started by jesusguime, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. jesusguime Banned

    The lake has frozen and many people are skating/skiing on it.

    Do both skating and skiing make sense in the above? Thanks.
  2. tpettit

    tpettit Senior Member

    Standard French
    I would use skating. You can't ski on ice!
  3. cropje_jnr

    cropje_jnr Senior Member

    Canberra, Australia
    English - Australia
    Agree. Skiing is for snow. Skating is for ice.
  4. Grumpy Old Man Senior Member

    Perfectly all right providing it has snowed as well. There are about 180,000 lakes in Finland and people ski on them every winter.
  5. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    London but from Yorkshire
    English - England
  6. tpettit

    tpettit Senior Member

    Standard French
  7. Brioche

    Brioche Senior Member

    Australia English
    Well to be precise, they are skiing on the snow which covers the frozen lake.

    They are not skiing on the frozen lake itself.

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