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    Default at the north or on the north

    I am not sure which one to use when referring to a mountain that is towards the north of a X site.

    - A mountain stands at the north of the site. OR
    - A mountain stands on the north of the site. OR
    - A mountain stands in the north of the site.

    I have gone through a couple of websites i.e wikipedia and dictionary and they all seem to be correct.

    Please let me know if any of them is incorrect.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: at the north or on the north

    Quote Originally Posted by ubplaytime View Post
    I am not sure which one to use when referring to a mountain that is towards the north of a X site.

    - A mountain stands at the north of the site. OR
    - A mountain stands on the north of the site. OR
    - A mountain stands in the north of the site.

    I have gone through a couple of websites i.e wikipedia and dictionary and they all seem to be correct.

    Please let me know if any of them is incorrect.

    Thank you.
    I wouldn't use "on". I would probably use "at".

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    Default Re: at the north or on the north

    Quote Originally Posted by ubplaytime View Post
    I am not sure which one to use when referring to a mountain that is towards the north of a X site.

    - A mountain stands at the north of the site. OR
    - A mountain stands on the north of the site. OR
    - A mountain stands in the north of the site.

    I have gone through a couple of websites i.e wikipedia and dictionary and they all seem to be correct.

    Please let me know if any of them is incorrect.

    Thank you.
    A mountain stands to the north of the site. (The mountain isn't on the site).
    A mountain stands on/at the north of the site. (The mountain is on the site, or abuts the site).

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    Default Re: at the north or on the north

    Do you really need a preposition? Wouldn't "A mountain stands north of the site" be correct?

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    Default Re: at the north or on the north

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Do you really need a preposition? Wouldn't "A mountain stands north of the site" be correct?
    That would mean the same as "to the north of the site", which means "off the site".

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