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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    Is there a name for this area?

    Is there a name for this area?

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    Can I say this?

    We sat on a gently sloping area by the river.

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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

    No. You can't sit on an area.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. You can't sit on an area.
    We sat in a gently sloping area by the river.

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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

    Try:

    We sat on a hill overlooking the river.
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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

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    Would you call this small area a hill?

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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

    Him. It looks like a couple of people are sitting on a wall.
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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Would you call this small area a hill?
    No. It's hard to tell from the picture, but it might be a low rise on the riverbank.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
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    Can I say this?

    We sat on a gently sloping area by the river.

    How about "we were sitting on the sloping rim/edge of the lake."?

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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

    Honestly, to me that just looks like a sidewalk in an area that's obviously flooded.

    At first I thought it was supposed to be some kind of boat ramp or dock, but with the way there's still (flooded) grass to the left of it, I think it's just what we might called a riverwalk, albeit a flooded one. You might also call it promenade or esplanade, although those often tend to have more development along them.
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    Re: Is there a name for this area?

    How about slope?

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