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    Lightbulb Is it right to say?

    Here are some more points I've got strong doubts about. Will you, please, help me to make the right choice?

    1) These buildings give the idea of an architecture style of that time.
    Is everything correct in the sentence?

    2) district vs. area
    What is preferable to name residential places in a city?

    3) in different time/ in different times
    Which is more correct to say? Honestly, I myself doubt if the phrase is all right.

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    Re: Is it right to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    Here are some more points I've got strong doubts about. Will you, please, help me to make the right choice?

    1) These buildings give the idea of an architecture architectural style of that time.
    Is everything correct in the sentence? Now it is.

    2) district vs. area
    What is preferable to name residential places in a city? Of the two, district is better. Neighborhood would be best.

    3) in a different time/ in different times
    Which is more correct to say? Honestly, I myself doubt if the phrase is all right.
    In #3, both are correct depending on context. At a different time is also correct. Context is vital. Can you provide any?

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    Re: Is it right to say?

    Sure. In different times (as I initially wrote) it (the cathedral) was attended by the famous historical personalities such as...

    Concerning #2. Are you sure about neighbourhood? What I mean is an area which is administratively divided by a city authorities and has its council.

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    Re: Is it right to say?

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    Concerning #2. Are you sure about neighbourhood? What I mean is an area which is administratively divided by a city authorities and has its council.
    My experience has been only in cities that are governed centrally. In New York City there are 5 boroughs. Each one has a Borough President, but they have no power whatsoever; all decisions are made by the City Council and the Mayor. Within each borough are many neighborhoods which have community boards. These boards are merely advisory in nature.
    The city in Brazil in which I now live has a similar structure. It is divided into several administrative zones: south, north, northeast, etc. Within each zone are many bairros (neighborhoods or areas) without local councils; all are governed from "City Hall."

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    Re: Is it right to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    My experience has been only in cities that are governed centrally. In New York City there are 5 boroughs. Each one has a Borough President, but they have no power whatsoever; all decisions are made by the City Council and the Mayor. Within each borough are many neighborhoods which have community boards. These boards are merely advisory in nature.
    The city in Brazil in which I now live has a similar structure. It is divided into several administrative zones: south, north, northeast, etc. Within each zone are many bairros (neighborhoods or areas) without local councils; all are governed from "City Hall."
    Actually, the same thing is in my city. It's just a little bit hard for me to talk in the lanquage of various administrative notions and try to find the right word for them in English.

    Thank you a lot for your help and sharing your experience with me. The only thing I would still like to make more exact it the expression 'in different times': Is it all right in the context I've given above?

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    Re: Is it right to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    Here are some more points I've got strong doubts about. Will you, please, help me to make the right choice?

    1) These buildings give the idea of an architecture style of that time.
    Is everything correct in the sentence?

    2) district vs. area
    What is preferable to name residential places in a city?

    3) in different time/ in different times
    Which is more correct to say? Honestly, I myself doubt if the phrase is all right.
    I would change the article in 1 and rephrase it a bit.

    These buildings are an example of the architectural style of that time. (if they indeed are an example)

    If for 2 you want to say район, the standard translation is district.

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    Re: Is it right to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    Sure. In different times (as I initially wrote) it (the cathedral) was attended by the famous historical personalities such as...
    Both of your suggestions sound awkward here. Are you trying to say something like "Throughout its history, it has been attended by famous historical figures such as...."

    EDIT: historical collocates with figure

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    Oh, freezeframe, I love your posts! THANK you. Please, have a look at my thread 'Reflecting on "The"'. I believe you can really explain to me everything I asked about in there.
    p.s. It concerns articles, which you've changed in my examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    Oh, freezeframe, I love your posts! THANK you. Please, have a look at my thread 'Reflecting on "The"'. I believe you can really explain to me everything I asked about in there.
    p.s. It concerns articles, which you've changed in my examples.
    LOL it's nice to have a fan

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    Re: Is it right to say?

    "...an architectural style of that time" makes sense, assuming that there was more than one style popular in that period.

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