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is it true to say so-my house is in the very coast?what does it mean to be in the very coast?
 

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Is it [STRIKE]true[/STRIKE] correct to say [STRIKE]so[/STRIKE] "My house is in the very coast"? What does it mean to be "in the very coast"?

It means nothing. It is incorrect.

If what you mean is that your house is very close to the sea, then you might say "My house is right on the coast".
 

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is it true to say so-my house is in the very coast?what does it mean to be in the very coast?
Not a teacher, just a language lover.

Sometimes the word "very" is used to emphasize some fact . Some examples where "very" is used in that way may include:
- That was the very first time I'd been to the U.S.
- He doesn't want to bite the very hand that feeds him.
- He destroyed the very house in which he was raised.
 

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All of your examples are fine, meobeo, but they don't make the original sentence any more correct.

"Right on the coast" as ems suggested or "directly/right next to the sea" would be okay, but you're not "in" the coast, and you can't be "in the very coast" either.

(You could say "this is the very beach we came to before" to mean the same one as before, though.)
 
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