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    Default South, Southern and Southerly

    What is the difference between using the adjectives south, southern and southerly. How do I know which is right?

    Thank you from a worried student.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: South, Southern and Southerly

    South is specific - South Fork, South India, South Africa

    Southern and southerly indicate a direction which can be broader:

    Botswana is in southern Africa
    Proceed in a southerly direction.

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