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    joey is visiting friends and family in the west coast this weekend

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    joey is visiting friends and family in the west coast this weekend

    > Upper case J for "Joey"
    - It is a proper noun
    - It is the first word of the sentence

    > Upper case letters for "West Coast" in this case

    > ON the West Coast, not IN
    - But: "He is visiting friends IN Mendocino."

    > Period at the end of the sentence

    Joey is visiting friends and family on the West Coast this weekend.

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    joey is visiting friends and family in the west coast this weekend
    As Ann pointed out, the preposition "in" is incorrect for West Coast, however had that been a state or city "in" would have been alright.

    Joey is visiting friends and family in New York this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    As Ann pointed out, the preposition "in" is incorrect for West Coast, however had that been a state or city "in" would have been alright.

    Joey is visiting friends and family in New York this weekend.
    Anupum, I got quite confused with this problem one time.

    "in" or "on"

    I live ___ the Oakdale section of town.

    I had an apartment __ the East End.

    My sister lives ___ a street near the ocean.

    My school is ____ Plainview.
    My school is ____ Plainview Street.

    I know what I would say -- but what I don't know is how to generalize a principle or rule.

    Any suggestions?

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    Thanks!

    But I took this to mean that it's all just usage, and ESL students just have to memorize it?

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    I am not sure about any rules, which can specifically be used in this senario to draw a generalization. Need to do some research and cull out something. I will get back with this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Thanks!

    But I took this to mean that it's all just usage, and ESL students just have to memorize it?
    I had mailed you an old book exculsively on prepositions, check that out, it might be useful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Thanks!

    But I took this to mean that it's all just usage, and ESL students just have to memorize it?
    That's about the size of it Ann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That's about the size of it Ann.

    Okay guys. Thanks.

    I'll check that book, but I think I have my answer.

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