1. ## PREPOSITION PROBLEM

Good afternoon everybody
well I am an english learner and I am analyzing some errors so I would like to know the difference between those sentences:

Ebola got its name after a river in the north part of Congo.

Ebola got its name after a river in the north part in Congo.

I know that the first one is the correct one, but why?

2. ## Re: PREPOSITION PROBLEM

Originally Posted by odnabas
Good afternoon everybody
well I am an english learner and I am analyzing some errors so I would like to know the difference between those sentences:

Ebola got its name after a river in the north part of Congo.

Ebola got its name after a river in the north part in Congo.

I know that the first one is the correct one Says who? , but why?

Something can be 'named after something'. Something can 'get its name' from something. But 'get its name' does not collocate with 'after' - so they're both wrong. Although the second is wronger, because 'part' does not collocate with in either.

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3. ## Re: PREPOSITION PROBLEM

I would say:

Ebola got its name from a river in Congo. (Which one?)

Also, in AmE you might hear (for example):

Mary was named after her aunt.

4. ## Re: PREPOSITION PROBLEM

Things are a part of another thing.

I am in Pennsylvania.

I am in the western part of Pennsylvania.

5. ## Re: PREPOSITION PROBLEM

I am impressed with your knowledge.

6. ## Re: PREPOSITION PROBLEM

well, I had to read a reaction paper of that video and it says " The virus Ebola got its name after a river in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo"
that's why I was asking. I know that the preposition "in" is wrong but I wanted to know some rules about that. thank you for your response.

7. ## Re: PREPOSITION PROBLEM

The virus Ebola was named after a river in Congo.
The virus Ebola got its name from the river.

not a teacher

8. ## Re: PREPOSITION PROBLEM

Originally Posted by odnabas

well, I had to read a reaction paper of that video and it says " The virus Ebola got its name after a river in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo"
that's why I was asking. I know that the preposition "in" is wrong but I wanted to know some rules about that. thank you for your response.
You're starting from a flawed premiss. Read what people have said.

b