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    Question sentence rule

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    I want to ask which question is correct " What can you see at Failaka Island ?"
    or " What can you see in Failaka Island ?"


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    Re: sentence rule

    "at" or "on".

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    Re: sentence rule

    I would actually think that "What can you see on the island?" is more common. The question isn't between in and at, but between in and on.

    Exceptions would have to do with national/state/provincial boundaries, in which case you cross a boundary and are in the area. "What can you see in Rhode Island?" (Interestingly, Rhode Island is not an island, but a state. It is the same as saying, "what can you see in Canada" rather than "on Canada"

    What can you see in the Falkland Islands? (that's a government defined province)
    What can you see on West Falkland Island? (that's one of the 500-odd islands in that jurisdiction)
    What can you see on the island of Taiwan? (It is not called "Taiwan Island.")
    What can you see in Taiwan.

    In the case of Failaka Island, the proper name of that spot of Kuwaiti turf is "Failaka" - it is an island, but it's not officially designated on maps as Failaka Island. So I hold with "What can you see on Failaka Island."

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    Re: sentence rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi
    I want to ask which question is correct " What can you see at Failaka Island ?"
    or " What can you see in Failaka Island ?"
    "at" or "on" would be the most common prepositions for Islands.
    "in" is occasionally used, but generally when the islands are states as well.
    I don't know Failaka Island, but for islands generally, you want "at" or "on".

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