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    Lightbulb The directions of the world

    Hi,
    I have a problem with the direction of the world. I don't know how to use them or I am not sure. Could anyone help me? I have written some sentences, and I am not sure of them... Please correct if necessary.


    1. There are large mountains at/in the north.
    2. My country has large and modern cities in/at the south.
    3. The highest peak is in/at the north (of the country).
    4. At/In the west[of a country], there is an ocean which spreads for miles.
    5. Slovakia has beautiful mountains and high peaks at the north.
    Last edited by Birne; 25-Jan-2013 at 16:02. Reason: correcting a typo

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    Re: The directions of the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Birne View Post
    Hi,
    I have a problem with the direction of the world. I don't know how to use them or I am not sure. Could anyone help me. I have written some sentences, and I am no sure of them... Please correct if necessary.


    1. There are large mountains at/in the north.
    2. My country has large and modern cities in/at the south.
    3. The highest peak is in/at the north (of the country).
    4. At/In the west[of a country], there is an ocean which spreads for miles.
    5. Slovakia has beautiful mountains and high peaks at the north.
    Use "in" or "to" for all of them.

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    Re: The directions of the world

    "At" is incorrect in all your examples.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The directions of the world

    1. The Karlsgrad Desert lies to the north of Burgovia.
    2. The Karlsgrad Desert lies in the north of Burgovia.

    in #1, the desert is not in Burgovia. You have to leave Burgovia and go north to find the desert.
    in #2, the desert is in Burgovia, in the northern part.

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