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    Smile Those people are probably sailing in an Arctic ocean.

    Those people are probably sailing in an Arctic ocean.


    Does the underlined part sound right? If yes, what does it refer to? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Those people are probably sailing in an Arctic ocean.

    "the Arctic Ocean" or "an Arctic sea". There is only one Arctic Ocean, but you can have plural seas. Unless, of course, this is a description of an icy cold sea, when you could say "an arctic ocean", using the word arctic as an adjective.

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    Default Re: Those people are probably sailing in an Arctic ocean.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Those people are probably sailing in an Arctic ocean.


    Does the underlined part sound right? If yes, what does it refer to? Thanks.
    You sail "on" not "in" an ocean. They are on the surface of the water, unless it is a submarine. If it was a submarine then I would not use sailing as it is confusing.

    The correct sentence is

    Those people are probably sailing on the Arctic Ocean.

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    Default Re: Those people are probably sailing in an Arctic ocean.

    Thanks, Anglika and Naamplao.

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