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Post time 2004-6-3 07:40:58 |Display all floors
Please help me analyze this sentence, especially the meaning:
   Between the mountains on both sides of southern and northern, the river is runing across the center of the city.
Thank you very much.

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Post time 2004-6-3 09:42:31 |Display all floors

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that sentence does not make any sense.  Where is it from?

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Post time 2004-6-3 12:35:32 |Display all floors

Well...

I will express it in another way:
a) between the mountains on both sides of southern and norhtern
b) between the south and north moutains
  What's the difference between them, and don't you think there are something wrong in the sentence? I can feel it , but I can't say it. Anybody can help me?
  Thank you?

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Post time 2004-6-3 20:20:08 |Display all floors

To wangdonne

Are you trying to write, "From between the northern and southern sides of the mountains, the river is FLOWING across the center of the city"?

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Post time 2004-6-4 07:17:01 |Display all floors

To Temico

Nice to meet you!  I know the sentence is a confusing one, but I am not trying to say like you've written.
     The river is crossing the center of the city, with mountains surrunding them.(not in a circle)
      Do I make it clear?

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Post time 2004-6-4 17:03:48 |Display all floors

Are you trying to describe the scenery of the city, wangdonne?

If it is so, then shoudn't the sentence be like the following ones?

1. "There are mountains flanking the city from the north and south and also a river flowing across its center."

2. "The city has mountains on its northern and southern sides and also a river flowing across its centre."

I will split the above sentences into simple sentences:-
i) The city has mountains on its north side.
ii) The city has mountains on its south side.
iii) There is a river flowing through the city's centre.

Is that what you mean? If not, which of the above sentences is wrong?

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Post time 2004-6-5 06:12:55 |Display all floors

Grammar error

The sentence has a grammar error.  It should read,

Between the mountains on both sides of southern and northern, the river runs across the center of the city.

When possible, avoid use of the -ing form.

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