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    Because it's close to the border..(30 words)

    Hi.

    I wrote a sentence describing the control of the COVID about Xinjiang. I wrote "Because it's close to the border and neighbored with many other countries, Xin Jiang has a more severe control policies of the spread of COVID-19 than other cities of China".

    Please help me with the sentence.

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    Re: Because it's close to the border..(30 words)

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I wrote a sentence describing the control of the COVID about in Xinjiang. I wrote "Because it's close to the border and neighbored with many other countries, Xinjiang has adopted/implemented more-severe control policies of to limit/stop/stem the spread of COVID-19 than have other cities of provinces in China".
    See above.

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    Re: Because it's close to the border..(30 words)

    How about " close to the border which is shared with many countries" and "stricter controls to curb the spread of..."?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Because it's close to the border..(30 words)

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How about "close to the border which is shared with many countries"
    Don't you think that's more awkward than the concise version above?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    and "stricter controls to curb the spread of..."?
    "Strict" does not convey the same meaning as "severe". I think Silverobama's phrasing is fine.

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    Re: Because it's close to the border..(30 words)

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    I wrote a sentence describing the control of the COVID about Xinjiang. I wrote "Because it's close to the borders of many other countries, Xin Jiang has a more severe control policies of the spread of COVID-19 than other cities of China".

    Please help me with the sentence.
    You could say:

    - Because it's close to the borders of many other countries . . . .

    - Because it borders many other countries . . . .

    - Because it's the neighbor of many other countries . . . .

    Don't use forms of both border and neighbor. It gets redundant. Use one or the other.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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