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    on the south of the river

    I asked if the sentence 'Scotland is/lies on the north of England' is good English in this forum some time ago and got to know that it isn't. But can we use the construction 'on the south of' in the following context:

    The village lies/is on the south of the river.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: on the south of the river

    It would be understood as 'on the south bank/sidbe... of the river', but its not an ellipsis I've heard or used.

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    Re: on the south of the river

    Point of information:

    Scotland is to the north of England.

    Rover

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    Re: on the south of the river

    Doh - missed that. It's a bit like

    Paris
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    You just edit it to make sense without noticing there's a mistake.

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    #5

    Re: on the south of the river

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Point of information:

    Scotland is to the north of England.

    Rover
    Thanks a lot, Rover. I should have written 'north' in my original posting.

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