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  • He is driving in the roads of the mountain.
  • He is driving on the roads of the mountain.

Which is correct, "in the roads" or "on the roads"?

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marked as duplicate by RegDwigнt Apr 28 '13 at 19:38

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On the roads. But we'd probably say driving the mountain roads (if a specific mountain is involved) or driving mountain roads (if not). –  StoneyB Apr 28 '13 at 19:35
ELL! –  user19148 Apr 28 '13 at 19:35

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You drive on roads because you are on a road - never inside it.

However you can drive in a region - so you might drive on a road in the mountains.

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You can drive in the road just fine, but only until you get to the cow. –  RegDwigнt Apr 28 '13 at 19:40

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