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    #1

    the city sits between mountains and deserts

    Hello,

    I want to suggest a city is located between mountains and deserts. Can I use the verb "sit"?

    What do you think about this?

    The city sits between lofty mountains to the north, and a vast desert to the south.

    What is your suggestion? Is there a better way to express the idea?

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    Re: the city sits between mountains and deserts

    The city is located between/is bounded by lofty mountains to the north and a vast desert to the south.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Jul-2020 at 13:34. Reason: completing the sentence for the sake of clarity
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    #3

    Re: the city sits between mountains and deserts

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post

    The city sits between lofty mountains to the north, and a vast desert to the south.
    That's possible. I might use 'nestles'.
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    #4

    Re: the city sits between mountains and deserts

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's possible. I might use 'nestles'.
    This is a case where I might prefer the passive is nestled. That's a bit of a cliché, though, and I may just be responding to having seen the phrase in the passive.
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