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    How to use the word 'island' with the names of places?

    Should it be eg., 'The Island of Gotland' or 'Gotland Island'?

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    Re: Island

    The latter is preferred. Islands with "Isle" in their names like the Isle of Wight should be referred to as such; you shouldn't say Wight Island.
    I am not a teacher.

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