What's the right preposition to use with "horizon"?


A cruiser cut through waves at the horizon.
A cruiser cut through waves on the horizon.

I get both results on Google: waves on the horizon/waves at the horizon.

So I'm not very sure which version to use.

  • 2
    You usually say on the horizon.
    – Khan
    Oct 24 '15 at 17:49

Go with "on". In my experience it's by far the more common option. Particularly since, when you think of it, the "horizon" is not really a place you can be at.

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