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    Default Scotland is on/to the north of England

    Scotland is on/to the north of England.

    Do native British English speakers use on or to in this sentence? Or both are used?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Scotland is on/to the north of England

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Scotland is on/to the north of England.

    Do native British English speakers use on or to in this sentence? Or both are used?

    Thank you in advance.
    Hi joham,

    I (not a native speaker, obviously) would say, simply, "Scotland is/lies north of England"

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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    Default Re: Scotland is on/to the north of England

    I agree with Charlie.

    If you forced me to choose between your alternatives, joham, it could only be '...to the north...'

    Rove

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    Default Re: Scotland is on/to the north of England

    My personal choice is:

    Scotland is lies to the north of England,

    or, more formally, as in a lecture or article about the United Kingdom,

    Scotland is lies to the north of England

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