I'd love to find out if there are any rules regarding the use of geographical names of rivers along with the common noun in a sentence. For example, what should I say:
... on the River Thames (1)
or ....on the Thames River? (2)
We say Lake Ontario, Mount Everest, but the Aegean Sea. When I googled the phrase, the majority of hits were in favour of (1). However, I found out there were different alternatives for 'the Seine":
on the river Seine
on the Seine river
and there're four alternatives for the Neva , the river that my hometown is on. Of course, Google doesn't have a monopoly on truth, but I'm really eager to avoid any mistakes when speaking about it.
I'd be grateful if anyone could shed some light on this.
#2 is normal in America. The Mississippi River.
There're no rules
Does that mean that
-The city is on the River Neva would be preferred in BrE
The city is on the River Neva/the Neva River would be ok in AmE?