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    Which is more natural?

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    For the question, ' How large is the Jurong Bird Park?',

    I've got two answers, 'The Jurong Bird Park is 20 hectares large.'

    and, ' The Jurong Bird Park is a 20 hectare parkland.'

    Which answer is more suitable and more natural.

    Please help me.

    Ne Lynn

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    Re: Which is more natural?

    Either way it is fine.

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    Re: Which is more natural?

    I would suggest simply saying "It's 20 hectares."

    No need to use the word "large" and no need to repeat the name of the park.
    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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