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    small city

    Please check the following sentence.

    The city is the capital of Taiwan, so we can feel itís better than the small city where we live.

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    Re: small city

    I don't much like the "we can feel it's better."

    There are a lot of police present, so we can feel safe.
    Our flight was the last one to get out before the storm, so we can feel lucky.

    But "we can fee something is better" sounds off to me, aside from the logic of a capital city being better than a small town simply because it's the capital.
    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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