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Hello,
Could you explain to me why there is "the" before South and no article before "South East" and "North East".

"The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the South, in South East and in North East of the country."

Thank you.
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MagdaHello,
Could you explain to me why there is "the" before South and no article before "South East" and "North East".

"The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the South, in South East and in North East of the country."

Thank you.
Hi Magda

This is a borderline case. Because articles are often omitted in lists, the writer has done so even though it is doubtful that we are dealing with a list at all. I would say: The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the south, in the south-east and in the north-east of the country.

Terveisiä Helsingistä
CB
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To me, all these need “the” in front of them because the writer has used “in”. If he had written: “in the south, south-east, and north-east of the country”, it would have been fine.

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Hi guys,

"The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the South, in South East and in North East of the country."

You need to say either

"The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the South, the South East and the North East of the country."

or

"The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the South, South East and North East of the country."

What does 'vegetable-protected' mean? It seems to need a hyphen.

Best wishes, Clive
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Magda
CliveHi guys,

"The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the South, in South East and in North East of the country."

You need to say either

"The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the South, the South East and the North East of the country."

or

"The main regions of vegetable protected cultivation are situated in the South, South East and North East of the country."

What does 'vegetable-protected' mean? It seems to need a hyphen.

Best wishes, Clive
Hi Clive,

thanks you for post! This sentence comes from my book and there is no hyphen. The author must have overlooked it. Thank you for telling me this.

Could vegetable-protected mean greenhouse cultivation?

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Magda
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CliveWhat does 'vegetable-protected' mean? It seems to need a hyphen.
Hi Clive

I don't have the vaguest idea what vegetable-protected means. Maybe it's a term used by professionals, or altogether wrong. The hyphen is a good idea even though many people don't hyphenate such collocations.

I checked three dictionaries (Webster's, Cambridge and Collins) and none of them recognizes south east spelled as two words, so I'm not the only one that finds it a little strange. They give the modern version (southeast) instead of hyphenated south-east, which may be a little dated.

A capitalized Southeast is given to mean that part of the United States.

Cheers
CB
I checked three dictionaries (Webster's, Cambridge and Collins) and none of them recognizes south east spelled as two words, so I'm not the only one that finds it a little strange.

If you are referring to a region in the UK, it is common practice to describe it as, for example, the North East. I live in the South West - also confusingly known as the West Country.
Hi,

Google gives quite a lot of hits for South East Asia.

Clive
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