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    As adjectives, what are the differences among northerly, northern, and north?

    As adjectives, what are the differences among northerly, northern, and north?

    We set off in a "northerly/northern/north" direction.
    -Which is correct?

    the "northerly/northern/north" end of a bridge
    -Which is correct?

    A "northerly/northern/north" wind was blowing hard last night.
    -Which is correct?

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    Re: As adjectives, what are the differences among northerly, northern, and north?

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    As adjectives, what are the differences between northerly, northern, and north?

    We set off in a "northerly/northern/north" direction.
    -Which is correct? northerly

    the "northerly/northern/north" end of a bridge
    -Which is correct? northern

    A "northerly/northern/north" wind was blowing hard last night.
    -Which is correct?
    northerly or north
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    Re: As adjectives, what are the differences among northerly, northern, and north?

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    As adjectives, what are the differences among northerly, northern, and north?
    'Between' is the correct preposition there.

    I agree with bhai's post. I feel that 'north end of a bridge' is also possible.

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