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    National parks

    Hi,

    A simple thing to say, but neither dictionaries nor uncle Google want to help me. I want to say that on the territory of a particular state, you can find five National Parks, but I want to make the state or the state's territory the subject of the sentence, something like here:

    The state's territory covers / includes / ??? five national parks.

    I somehow cannot find the appropriate verb. Please help!

    Thanks a lot,
    Nyggus

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    Re: National parks

    Try 'contains'.
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    Re: National parks

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    The state's territory
    Do you really need to say that?
    Try "The state has five national parks."

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    Re: National parks

    Another option (as well as contains and has) is boasts.

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    Re: National parks

    I think includes is okay.
    Last edited by andrewg927; 21-Jun-2017 at 16:45. Reason: fixing typo

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    Re: National parks

    It would have to be includes, Andrew.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Jun-2017 at 11:44.

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    Re: National parks

    In tourist guides, you'll see "The state boasts five national parks".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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