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    situated

    Hi, I' dlike to know if I can say


    The British isles are a group of islands SITUATED north west of Europe.



    I mean, I didn't put a preposition after situated. Is that ok?

    Thanks. Rip

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    Re: situated

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I' dlike to know if I can say


    The British isles are a group of islands SITUATED north west of Europe.



    I mean, I didn't put a preposition after situated. Is that ok?

    Thanks. Rip
    '...to the north west...' is better.


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    Re: situated

    'situated' has the meaning of 'to fix or build something in a certain place or position'.

    Hence, we can refer to a town as 'situation' in the north of Germany etc,. but not really 'islands' and other land features (although, of course, you will see it written!). It is better to refer to them as 'lying'.

    Also, check you atlas. London is at the same latitude as Amsterdam, and Aberdeen and Inverness in Scotland are at the same latitude as Oslo (and that's southern Norway!)

    Perhaps, 'lying to the west of northern Europe'. You've placed Britain at the North Pole!
    Last edited by David L.; 06-Mar-2009 at 10:32.

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