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    Mongolia is on the north of China.

    Is it right to replace "on" by "to"? Please.

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    Re: to

    'To' is the natural preposition here; 'on' is not.

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    Re: to

    I'm not sure what's your meaning, it's wrong with "to" here? Would you explain more? Please.

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    #4

    Re: to

    Simply:
    To is right.
    On is not a common way to say this.
    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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    Re: to

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Simply:
    To is right.
    On is not a common way to say this.

    Is it a general rule? Shall we use the proposition "to" in the case of talking about locations on a map ?

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    Re: to

    Puzzle, note that Mongolia is on/to the north of China would have been a better title for this thread.

    You can say 'Mongolia is to the north of China' or 'Mongolia is north of China'.

    (Point of information: parts of Mongolia are situated to the east and west of China.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    Is it a general rule? Shall we use the preposition "to" in the case of talking about locations on a map ?
    Yes.

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    Re: to

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    Is it a general rule? Shall we use the proposition "to" in the case of talking about locations on a map ?
    It depends on what you want to say.

    Portsmouth is in to the south of England.
    Last edited by 5jj; 08-Aug-2011 at 05:51. Reason: typo

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