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Intrepid
June 27th, 2016, 08:04
Grammar question that my JTE asked me: Can you say "Japan is in the north in Asia" and why is it correct / incorrect?

Additional Question: What's the justification of asking students to write their name in the Japanese style? It just promotes confusion because if they want their partner to use the proper name they have to clarify anyway (as what Yuki does in Sunshine pg 25: "I'm Yuki, Sayama Yuki")

mothy
June 27th, 2016, 16:17
Grammar is fine, I think, though maybe not such natural phrasing.

But north? Siberia is north asia. I think of Japan as east asia.

Zolrak 22
June 28th, 2016, 07:17
North of Asia sounds better in my head.

mothy
June 28th, 2016, 13:09
Wouldn't north of asia be beyond asia to the north?

Ini
June 28th, 2016, 13:30
Wouldn't north of asia be beyond asia to the north?
indeed.

zolrak displaying the skills that managed to secure his JET rejection.

uthinkimlost?
June 28th, 2016, 13:33
Add "in the" to the front and Zolrak's isn't quite as fucky.

acpc2203
June 28th, 2016, 14:40
indeed.

zolrak displaying the skills that managed to secure his JET rejection.
This must be the case, the latent serial killer vibe is far too common among JETs for that to be the reason.

mothy
June 28th, 2016, 15:15
But the main point is that someone needs to look at a map.

Zolrak 22
July 1st, 2016, 02:20
Wouldn't north of asia be beyond asia to the north?

Not saying it is, talking about the sentence.

As in, "Japan is in the north of Asia."

mothy
July 1st, 2016, 10:17
Not saying it is, talking about the sentence.

As in, "Japan is in the north of Asia."

Yeah, that's fine. But I think the original sentence is fine too.