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Apples are "in the tree" or "on the tree"?

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You may find this question of interest. – Brian Hooper Sep 26 '12 at 5:37
Apples are on the tree, when you say on the tree it means they exist there, when you say in the trees it means something like the apples are hidden among trees. – Mahdi Tahsildari Sep 26 '12 at 5:42

If I hid some apples among the leaves of my lemon tree, they'd be in the tree. But I think you mean that it's an apple tree, and the apples are actually growing on the tree. In which case, they're on the tree.

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+1 a good explanation – Mawg Sep 26 '12 at 11:58

Apples are on the tree is correct.

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