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A road goes around the island along its coastline.

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PhotonIs my sentence correct?

Yes.

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PhotonIs my sentence correct?

Yes.

Does my sentence sound natural?

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A person says that "around the island" implies that the road is in the water. Are you sure that my sentence is correct?


PhotonA person says that "around the island" implies that the road is in the water.

Really?

That's odd.

Consider: You can get anywhere you want in a car on this island. There are roads all around the island. (~ roads everywhere on the island that can take you anywhere you want to go)

Here are some sentences found online. Decide for yourself.

The space is breathtaking, a natural pause on our hectic route around the island. (our hectic route in the water?)
They've printed a brochure with schedules and distributed it around the island. (distributed it in the water?)
Well, the main road goes all the way around the island, so that would be 24 miles. (the road goes all the way in the water?)

PhotonAre you sure that my sentence is correct?

I'm sure. I can't speak for others. Emotion: smile

CJ

CalifJimWell, the main road goes all the way around the island, so that would be 24 miles.

(1) A road goes around the island along its coastline.

(2) A road goes all the way around the island along its coastline.

Question: (2) implies that the road is a loop, but (1) does not have such an implication. Is that right?

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Photon
CalifJimWell, the main road goes all the way around the island, so that would be 24 miles.

(1) A road goes around the island along its coastline.

(2) A road goes all the way around the island along its coastline.

Question: (2) implies that the road is a loop, but (1) does not have such an implication. Is that right?

No. I would imagine the speaker was describing a loop in either case.

Just '(roads) all around (the island)' instead of 'all the way around' would conjure up the idea that the roads were everywhere and would suppress the idea of a loop.

CJ

CalifJimNo. I would imagine the speaker was describing a loop in either case.Just '(roads) all around (the island)' instead of 'all the way around' would conjure up the idea that the roads were everywhere and would suppress the idea of a loop.

Thank you. Is the following version correct?

There is a road going around the island along its coastline.


Photon

Is the following version correct?

There is a road going around the island along its coastline.

Yes, it's fine.

However, I prefer 'that goes around' instead of 'going around'.

CJ

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