Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2015 04:45 am
-Only when John set foot __ this land did he understand the culture.
-If you were __ a new land, you ought to learn the rules.

Are on and in interchangeable in the above?
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2015 04:58 am
No, you set foot on land. Inland (one word) refers to the interior, away from the coast.)

You're in a new land, you may well be on it, but in is correct. You're inside the borders, in a new country.
Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2015 10:58 am
Excellent answer. Thank you.
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