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    Question sentence structure

    My grandson is taking the ASVAB pre-exam and feels the following sentence is incorrect:
    Towering seven hundred feet above the valley floor, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is an impressive sight.

    He believes it should read:
    Towering seven hundred feet above the valley floor, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is an impressive site.

    I say it is correct. Could you please say which is correct and why?

    Mary and Isaac

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    Re: sentence structure

    You can find the answer here

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    Re: sentence structure

    That's an interesting one!

    If you want to go see the pretty things that are to see, you go see the sights.

    If you are in charge of picking the location for your next store, and someone has chosen four options for you review, you can go see the sites.

    What you see is the sight.

    The place it sits on is the site.
    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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