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    north of

    Dear teachers,

    "Most of the wall was north of the present wall" bears the same meaning with "Most of the wall was to north of the present wall". Is that right? If the sentence reads "Most of the wall was in north of the present wall" that means most of the wall is part of the present wall. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Re: north of

    Only the first sentence is correct. You can't write that something is in north or to north of something else.
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    #3

    Re: north of

    "Most of the wall was north of the present wall" means the same as "Most of the wall was to the north of the present wall".

    "Most of the wall was in north of the present wall" means nothing.

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    Re: north of

    You could also say: Most of the wall lies north of the present wall.

    But it doesn't say much about the position of a wall.
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    Re: north of

    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    "To the north of "is correct. Is that right?

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    Re: north of

    I see. "the " cannot be omitted.

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    Re: north of

    "To the north" means "in the direction of north".
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    Re: north of

    There is a context where you can use 'to north', but only in a general sense - like this: There was no escape to north or south, so he dived into the river at the side of the road.

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