Should it be "the snake moved THROUGH the grass" or the snake "moved IN the grass" ?I have seen "moved in the grass" used in some places but I feel like it depends on the density of the grass. Which one's correct ? An explanation would be helpful too.


Without context, I would say "moved through the grass" implies direction, meaning the snake moved purposefully from point A to point B. To me, "moved in the grass" means that the snake is moving but with no intent on a particular direction.

Both are correct, it just depends on the context.

  • One more. Do you think a road goes "through a mountain" or "over a mountain"? – Tejesh Bhaumik Feb 19 at 18:15
  • This one is quite literal and is based on the construction of the road. If the road is built to rise over the top of the mountain then the road goes "over the mountain." If the road is tunneled through the mountain or if part of the mountain is cut to allow for the road then the road goes "through the mountain." – Jordan Rose Feb 19 at 18:20
  • Cool, got it.So there's no set preposition for such instances? – Tejesh Bhaumik Feb 19 at 18:28

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