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Prepositions before cardinal points.

Postby Nightology » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:21 am

Good morning!

I need some help with the use of prepositions before the cardinal points. I'm really feeling all at sea about it!! :shock:

- "X" is located ON the southeastern part of the island of "Z"
- "X" is located ON the south coast of the island.
- "X" is located TO the west of the island.

In these cases, is it correct to use the preposition "ON"? Or should I use "IN"?

- "X" is the most-visited beach ON/IN the island of "Z"
- "X" is one of the most beautiful areas ON/IN the north(ern) coast of the island of "Z"
- "X" and "Y" are the less frequented and most beautiful beaches ON/IN the north of the island.

When talking about superlative forms, which is the most suitable preposition? Would it be correct to use "OF"?

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Re: Prepositions before cardinal points.

Postby Alan » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:41 am

ON an island/coast.

IN the north, south, etc.


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