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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Korean capital

    Which of the following is incorrect?
    1. Korean Capital is Seoul.
    2. Korea's Capital is Seoul.
    3. The Capital of Korea is Seoul.

    In my opinion, No.2,3 are correct.
    But No. 1 seems incorrect.
    I just can't explain.

    What is your opinion?

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    #2

    Re: Korean capital

    The first one could be okay with "The."

    We always refer to South Korea and North Korea. I notice you are in South Korea. Do you simply say "Korea"? If so, how do you refer to your neighbors to the north?


    Note: Don't use a capital C.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 09-May-2011 at 14:12.
    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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    #3

    Re: Korean capital

    Quote Originally Posted by spartan View Post
    1. The Korean capital is Seoul.
    2 and 3 are phrased correctly. The word "capital" shouldn't be capitalized, though, unless it's in the beginning of a sentence.

    Native speaker, not a teacher.

    edit-it looks like Barb is faster and sneakier than I am

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    #4

    Re: Korean capital

    Sneakier?
    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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    #5

    Re: Korean capital

    Quote Originally Posted by spartan View Post
    Which of the following is incorrect?
    1. Korean Capital is Seoul.
    2. Korea's Capital is Seoul.
    3. The Capital of Korea is Seoul.

    In my opinion, No.2,3 are correct.
    But No. 1 seems incorrect.
    I just can't explain.

    What is your opinion?

    ***** A NON-TEACHER's COMMENT *****


    (1) I believe that many teachers advise their students to be direct.

    (2) Therefore, I suggest the sentence read:

    Seoul is the capital of South Korea.


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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    #6

    Re: Korean capital

    Yeah, you snuck in and made a post when I was in the middle of writing mine. :)

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    #7

    Re: Korean capital

    Ah yes. It's even worse when you stop to feed the cats or do the laundry. You can be two pages late by then.
    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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