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    That is the city located in the east part of Korea.
    That is the city located on the east part of Korea.

    Which is neat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    That is the city located in the east part of Korea.
    That is the city located on the east part of Korea.

    Which is neat?
    That is the city located in the east part of Korea.

    Think of the city being inside a box whose walls are the borders of the east part of Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    That is the city located in the east part of Korea.

    Think of the city being inside a box whose walls are the borders of the east part of Korea.
    So....
    That is the city located in the east part of (the) Korea (box).

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    So....
    That is the city located in the east part of (the) Korea (box).
    Yes...think of it that way

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    Isn't it depend on the context? Let's say if we are talking about a map, how will it be?

    Can it be?;

    When I was studying geography, I learnt that (x) city located on the east part of Korea on the map.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Thanks!
    haha Thank you you are very polite but dear blouen you don't need to say "thanks", I was just asking a question to Naamplao. Because, as you know my English is not very good. Just I needed a confirmation from a NES

    Later edit: I realised you might have thanked Naamplao sorry
    Last edited by LwyrFirat; 27-Sep-2007 at 22:36.

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    But I think you´re both right!

    He was referring to the city and the country itself.
    And you on the map...

    I was asking for some confirmation too, I have some (if not so much) problems with Prepositions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LwyrFirat View Post
    Isn't it depend on the context? Let's say if we are talking about a map, how will it be?

    Can it be?;

    When I was studying geography, I learnt that (x) city located on the east part of Korea on the map.
    Again...it depends on where the city is. If you are referring to a city on the sea coast of the country or its border...then you use "on" but when you move into the body of the country then the preposition becomes "in".

    It changes a bit if you were creating a map of the country. Then you would use the preposition "on" since you are physically writing on the surface of the paper. For example:

    Where does Seoul go on the map?
    It is in the eastern part of the country at longitude ##/ latitude ##.

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    Really these prepostion things are soo complicated. Thank you very much Naamplao for the answer. But I think it's almost impossible not to make mistakes, unless you are not a NES. It has many rules and each rule has exceptions. For eg. I couldn't catch any logic, why on campus but in University. So I kind of gave up about prepositions, and just beg to natives to tolerate me

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