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    the Canadian city of Vancouver

    I come across the phrase "the Canadian city of Vancouver" from an article :

    /Vienna took the second rank while the Canadian city of Vancouver was in the third position./

    I don't understand why it's "the Canadian city of Vancouver", instead of "the Canadian city, Vancouver"


    Thanks so much

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    Re: the Canadian city of Vancouver

    Either wording is acceptable.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: the Canadian city of Vancouver

    Priscilla, please note that your quoted sentence should be in quotation marks — not between slashes.

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    Re: the Canadian city of Vancouver

    Quote Originally Posted by Priscilla Bagel View Post
    I come came across the phrase "the Canadian city of Vancouver" from in an article.

    "Vienna took the second rank while the Canadian city of Vancouver was in the third position."

    I don't understand why it's "the Canadian city of Vancouver", instead of "the Canadian city, Vancouver".


    Thanks so much.
    Please note my corrections above. The writer could have use "the Canadian city, Vancouver" but if that version were to be used, a comma would be required after "Vancouver".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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