Is it wrong to use "The Albatross is now on the sky"?
Is it like we should always say "The Albatross is now in the sky"?
I would like to get an explanation for this. Thanks.
closed as off-topic by tchrist, Matt E. Эллен♦, TrevorD, p.s.w.g, FumbleFingers Aug 6 '13 at 14:00
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The following statement is not correct
It is not possible to put an albatross onto the sky, because of what the sky is, it is not possible to put anything on the sky
It should be
But, using on in the following statement would be fine
Because it is possible to put things onto water, you can also put things into water.
I know you already have an answer that explains the difference between the prepositions on and in, but looking at the entirety of the thought (a large bird going from land to air), both of your options seem awkward. Some more natural sounding alternatives are: