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  1. englishhobby's Avatar
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    #1

    Standing on the edge... it

    Is the following sentence syntactically correct?

    Standing on the edge of Red Square with its colourfully painted domes it [St Basil's Cathedral] is the most famous image of Russia.

    You don't use articles with names of squares, do you?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Standing on the edge... it

    We don't use "never" or "always" on the forum because of the number of exceptions but in the example you gave, you're right, it's just "Red Square".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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