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    Are the parts in bold correct?

    'Pure white’ corns grow in a very cold land in Hokkaido in northern Japan.

    1. Should quote marks be removed from 'Pure white'?

    2. Is 'a very cold land' correctly phrased?

    3. Would it be better if I change the italicised part to "in Hokkaido, northern Japan"?

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    Re: Are the parts in bold correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    'Pure white’ corns grow in a very cold land in Hokkaido in northern Japan.

    1. Should quote marks be removed from 'Pure white'?

    2. Is 'a very cold land' correctly phrased?

    3. Would it be better if I change the italicised part to "in Hokkaido, northern Japan"?

    Thanks.
    If your term "pure white" refers to a brand or a particular type of corn unique to the area of Hokkaido, the quote marks would be appropriate, but otherwise should not be used. Second, corn is the plural form for an ear/a piece/a cob of corn. Third, I would use "a very cold area" of Hokkaido, or if all of Hokkaido is usually cold, " the very cold land of Hokkaido". Finally, italics are not appropriate.

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    Re: Are the parts in bold correct?

    If you were talking about numerous varieties, then "corns" might be OK. (Like "fishes" is sometime OK.)

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