Student or Learner
The settlement was the ( ) point of the district and was quite isolated.
(a) most north
(d) most northerly
I think "northerly" is seldom used to describe a location and "northern" in this case seems a bit weird.
Using "most north" in this sentence just doesn't sound right.
Maybe "northernmost" would be a better answer?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
What about "most northerly" in this sentence?
I seldom see the word "northerly" used in writing... is it archaic?
Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;
I'd go for remote or far instead of most as superlatives of distance.
the remotest northern point of the district
the remotest north point of the district
the far north point of the district
the furtherest northern point of the district
the furtherest north point of the district
Does any of it sound natural ?
just checked in BNC for the phrases +point
(a) most north (0 )
(b) northern (2 hits)
(c) northerly (0 )
(d) most northerly (6 hits)
Last edited by Jaskin; 13-Jun-2013 at 15:48.
"Remotest" could be wrong. There may be a few remote northern points in the district. The most remote might not be the most northern.
"Furthest" also potentially has this problem. Note: it's not furtherest.
"The far north point" isn't a superlative.
furtherest - Wiktionary
Last edited by probus; 14-Jun-2013 at 15:16.