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    Hi,

    is this sentence ok?

    "The coast is wet from the Ligurian Sea" or should I say


    The Ligurian Sea laps the coast?
    Thanks a lot


    Rip

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    Default Re: wet

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,

    is this sentence ok?

    "The coast is wet from the Ligurian Sea" or should I say


    The Ligurian Sea laps the coast?
    Thanks a lot


    Rip
    They are completely different sentences. How do we know what you need to say?
    If you readership understands the geography of coasts - ie, that they get wet, littorally, from the ocean, you could probably write "The coast lies on the Ligurian Sea".
    But maybe it's the lapping nature of the sea that is in focus? Or maybe you need to communicate that it is currently wet, because the tide's in, in which case 1. is probably better.
    Last edited by Raymott; 19-Jan-2012 at 07:07. Reason: Fix a very small grammar mistake

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    Default Re: wet

    It sounds like you have translated right from Italian.

    Could you not say: it (whatever your subject is) is on the Ligurian coast(??)

    or

    The Ligurian Sea touches the coast...

    I hope it helps.
    Last edited by shannico; 18-Jan-2012 at 13:18. Reason: brackets added

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    Default Re: wet

    "Litorally." I like it.

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    Default Re: wet

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    They are completely different sentences. How do we know what you need to say?
    If you readership understands the geography of coasts - ie, that they get wet, littorally, from the ocean, you could probably write "The coast lies on the Ligurian Sea".
    But maybe it's the lapping nature of the sea that is in focus? Or maybe you need to communicate that it is currently wet, because the tides in, in which case 1. is probably better.
    Thanks.
    I meant that the coast lies on the Ligurian Sea
    Rip

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    Default Re: wet

    If you wanted to be poetic, you could write, "The coast is washed by the waters of the Ligurian Sea".

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