sunrise in/at the beach

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Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hi,

I asked a girl to see sunrise with me, and I said:

Do you want to see sunrise in the beach with me?

I wonder if it's natural to use the bold.

Thanks a lot
 
  • perpend

    Banned
    American English
    I just Google-mapped Chongqing and saw a pic ... (it looks beautiful! :)).

    It looks like it's on a river. Is the beach on the river?

    If yes, then "at the beach" would be good.
     

    Silver

    Senior Member
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    Thanks a lot, PP.

    I wasn't talking about Chongqing, but the maritime city Shenzhen in which I once lived.
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Do you want to see sunrise in the beach with me?
    I have no problem with this except for the preposition. It should be either "on the beach" or "at the beach".

    "In" the beach would mean burrowing under the surface of the sand, like a clam. :eek:
     
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