elementary grammar test 12

Test # 12

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Even though the situation was not ideal, they decided to ________ a go of things.

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English Phrases
In general, we use northern, southern, eastern, and western to talk about more general, indefinite areas - and north, south, east, and west in official names of places:
  • fficial names of places:
  • North America
  • South Africa
  • East Timor
  • West Virginia

    General areas:
  • northern England
  • southern India
  • eastern Australia
  • western Europe
  • the northern border of the country
  • the southern side of the house
  • the eastern coastline

    (although in the U.S. we say "east coast" and "west coast")
  • the western part of the state
  • ne exception - an example of an "official name" that uses northern and southern -is saying the Northern/Southern Hemisphere to refer to the two halves of the earth divided by the equator.

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