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    Default staying in the harbor

    Which of the following sentences is acceptable?

    1. I love my trip to Danshui. It's a harbor, so there are many boats.
    2. I love my trip to Danshui. It has a harbor, so there are many boats staying in the harbor.
    3. I love my trip to Danshui, a port city. There are many boats staying in the harbor.
    4. I love my trip to Danshui. It's a port city, so there are many boats staying in its harbor.

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    Default Re: staying in the harbor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following sentences is acceptable?

    1. I love my trip to Danshui. It's a harbor, so there are many boats. Okay
    2. I love my trip to Danshui. It has a harbor, so there are many boats staying in the harbor. Redundant
    3. I love my trip to Danshui, a port city. There are many boats staying in the harbor. Okay, once you delete staying.
    4. I love my trip to Danshui. It's a port city, so there are many boats staying in its harbor. My favorite of the four, once you delete staying
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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: staying in the harbor

    I think they'd sound more natural in the past.

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