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    In a city distant 200 kilometers from Alpha

    Hello.

    Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    "In a city distant 200 kilometers from Alpha, was the city of Beta."

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    Re: In a city distant 200 kilometers from Alpha

    No. Remove "distant" and it will be grammatically but not logically correct. In a city ... was the city of Beta means that Beta was located within another city. That's not impossible, but even if it were the case, the sentence would be unnatural.

    If Beta is 200 km from Alpha, write ​The city of Beta was 200 km from Alpha.
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    Re: In a city distant 200 kilometers from Alpha

    Or:

    Alpha and Beta were 200 kilometers apart.

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    Re: In a city distant 200 kilometers from Alpha

    Dear GoesStarion and Tarheel: Thanks for your answers.


    Is the sentence grammatically correct?

    "In the city of Beta, that was to 200 kilometers from Alpha, was the Paul Harris school."

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    Re: In a city distant 200 kilometers from Alpha

    You messed it up putting "to" in there for no particular reason. Try:

    The Paul Harris school was located in the city of Alpha, which was 200 kilometers from Beta.

    Capitalize "school" if it is part of the name of the school.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 25-Oct-2017 at 20:46.

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    Re: In a city distant 200 kilometers from Alpha

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Dear GoesStarion and Tarheel: Thanks for your answers.


    Is the this sentence grammatically correct?

    "In the city of Beta, that which was to 200 kilometers from Alpha, was the Paul Harris school."
    It's correct with my revisions. Tarheel's version is more natural.
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