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    Cool contrasting

    Hi,

    Is he following passage correct? Otherwise, can you correct it, pease?

    "...the semi-arid vegetation is contrasting with the green metropolitan vegetation."

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    #2

    Re: contrasting

    It could be correct. Knowing the entire sentence in context would help.

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    Re: contrasting

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following passage correct? Otherwise, If not, can you correct it please?

    "...the semi-arid vegetation is contrasting with the green metropolitan vegetation."
    As SoothingDave said, we need the context and the full sentence in order to answer the question. In the meantime, I have made some corrections to the rest of your post (in red).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: contrasting

    Is there any particular reason to use the progressive form rather than the simple (contrasts)?

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    #5

    Re: contrasting

    No. But here is the full paragraph:

    We the take BR 406 highway and we move away from the coast, heading northwestward across the countryside, a region named the “Sertão” which means the “northeastern desert”, where the semi-arid vegetation is contrasting with the green metropolitan vegetation.

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    #6

    Re: contrasting

    Unless you can see the green metropolitan vegetation at the same time, then don't use the present progressive.
    "Where the semi-arid vegetation forms a sharp contrast to the green metropolitan vegetation behind us," or something like that.
    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: contrasting

    Thank you. Would "contrast with" instead of "contrast to" be wrong? And what about "
    heading northwestward across the countryside
    ", is that correct?

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    #8

    Re: contrasting

    "Metropolitan vegetation" is a phrase I never thought I would read.

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    #9

    Re: contrasting

    And how do you name the trees, the grass, the bushes in the neighborhood a city? the vegetation of the metropolitan area?

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