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    #1

    It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    Hi there,

    Could you possibly tell me the below sentences are both correct or not?


    1. Hong Kong is summer now
    2. It is summer in Hong Kong now.


    Thank you very much for your help.

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    #2

    Re: It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    Only #2 is correct.

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    #3

    Re: It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    Would #1 be correct if 'in' was added before 'summer'?

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    #4

    Re: It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    No, it wouldn't, Matthew.

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    #5

    Re: It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    thank you very much indeed.

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    #6

    Re: It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    Quote Originally Posted by tuen tuen View Post
    the below sentences
    I would put 'below' after 'sentences' because 'below' is not an adjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuen tuen View Post
    thank you very much indeed.
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    No, it wouldn't, Matthew.
    I wonder why it is incorrect to say 'is in summer'.

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    #7

    Re: It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    Hong Kong is in summer.
    It doesn't sound right to say: a place is in a season.

    Maybe you can say: Hong Kong is going into summer.

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    #8

    Re: It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    That's not natural either, ted.

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    #9

    Re: It is summer in Hong Kong vs Hong Kong is summer now

    We use the simpler "In Hong Kong, it's summer" or "It's summer in Hong Kong".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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