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    somebody created a city"

    Can we say "somebody created a city"? Like in the past a person chose a place he named it Avalon city and then people started coming there to live. Did he "created" or "populated" or "colonized" the city?

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    Re: somebody created a city"

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Individuals usually 'found' a city.
    So, do we need to say "There was a city that was found by a king"? If we are not talking about the individual then what do we need to say instead of "found"?

    Doesn't it sound as if the cities were already there but they just mistakenly found them?

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    Re: somebody created a city"

    Do do mean a king built a city there?
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    Re: somebody created a city"

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do do mean a king built a city there?
    Yes, I mean he didn't build the houses but he announced a piece of land as a city and people started living there. I hope you understand what I mean here.

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    Re: somebody created a city"

    He designated the area as a city.
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    Re: somebody created a city"

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So[no comma] do we need to say "There was a city that was found by a king"?
    No. 'There was a city that was founded by a King.'

    founded = established

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    Re: somebody created a city"

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    they just mistakenly found them
    I think you meant 'accidentally found'.
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    Re: somebody created a city"

    Tufguy, the verb to found is not the past tense of to find. They are different verbs. To found is regular, so its past participle and simple past are both founded. It means to establish as a place or an organization.
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