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    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "From Rio to Salvador through the sea shore".

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    Default Re: by or through?

    One travels through the city or through the mountains, but by the sea.

    I could also travel along the sea shore to get to the next city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "From Rio to Salvador through the sea shore".
    First, it is not a "sentence". Without knowing the complete context, perhaps it should be "......from Rio to Salvador by sea". Also the "shore" is a land mass that borders the sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    First, it is not a "sentence". Without knowing the complete context, perhaps it should be "......from Rio to Salvador by sea". Also the "shore" is a land mass that borders the sea.

    So what is it, if not a sentence? a group of words? a passage? a typescript?

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    Default Re: by or through?

    A phrase.

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    Default Re: by or through?

    not a teacher
    And It is an adverbial phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumon. View Post
    not a teacher
    And It is an adverbial phrase.
    I thought sentence & phrase were synonyms.

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    Default Re: by or through?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    I thought sentence & phrase were synonyms.
    I don't think there aren't equivalent definitions of 'phrase' and 'sentence' in your native language. (I'm sure these terms do exist in all languages and they are all understood in the same way.). Therefore I don't think you couldn't differentiate them even in your language.
    This helps open my mind. Thanks!

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    Default Re: by or through?

    A sentence must contain a finite verb.

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    Default Re: by or through?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    I thought sentence & phrase were synonyms.
    "Une phrase" in French is "a sentence" in English. "A phrase" in English is different.

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