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    Are there whales

    Which of these should be used when asking if it's possible to do whale spotting there?

    Are there whales off the Manila coast?
    Are there whales near the Manila coast?
    Are there whales at the Manila coast?
    Are there whales on the Manila coast?

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    Re: Are there whales

    Quote Originally Posted by AirbusA321 View Post
    Which of these should be used when asking if it's possible to do whale spotting there?

    Are there whales off the Manila coast?
    Are there whales near the Manila coast?
    Are there whales at the Manila coast?
    Are there whales on the Manila coast?
    The last might be acceptable in a nautical context, but it's not generally natural.
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    Re: Are there whales

    If you're talking about whale-watching, I'd start with "Can I see whales ..." or "Am I likely to see whales ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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