Which one is a correct sentence,

Mountains are where we belong to.


Mountains are where we belong.

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    We usually speak of belonging in a place or a particular type of landscape, not to it. Mountains are where we belong = We belong in the mountains. Jul 12 at 15:52
  • Also, prepositions are not something to end a sentence with (well, classically). Jul 12 at 20:21
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    @DrMoishePippik Only prescriptively. This rule has almost never been in practice anywhere among native speakers. It's just one that teachers beat their students over the head with, while being unable to stop themselves from breaking the rule. And that's not the problem here
    – gotube
    Jul 13 at 2:40

We don't belong to the mountains. That would mean that the mountains own us...and I am not owned by any landform.

We might belong in the mountains. This means that the mountains are the good and natural place for us. And, idiomatically, you can express that as:

The mountains are where I belong.

  • There is a song named "I belong to Glasgow" by Will Fyfe. Why is there "belong to" In that place? Jul 14 at 10:03
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    Because it is a song. He is saying that he is owned by the city, in a metaphorical way.
    – James K
    Jul 15 at 5:41

The problem with "Mountains are where we belong to" is that "where" is an adverbial, and it usually represents a prepositional phrase, like "in the mountains". So, with "where", the sentence means, "We belong in the mountains to" or "We belong to in the mountains", both of which are nonsense, grammatically.

With the meaning of "We belong to the mountains", you could say, "The mountains are what we belong to".

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