a picturesque seaside

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Karen123456

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Malaysia English
Mr and Mrs Lee took their sons, Jacky and Jerry, to a picturesque seaside place to have a picnic.

Are the words in bold correctly used? Can I leave out 'place'? Or is there a better phrase?

Many thanks in advance.
 
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  • bibliolept

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    AE, Español
    "Picturesque" is used correctly, as is "seaside." If you leave out "place," I would also recommend that you replace the preceding article "a" with "the."

    I think that one very idiomatic phrasing would be "picturesque seaside spot."
     

    JamesM

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    "...to a picturesque seaside to have a picnic"? That sounds odd to me. It sounds like there are seasides scattered all over the place and the person has picked one of them for the picnic. :)

    "... to a picturesque seaside spot..." sounds best to me of the options given so far.
     

    Karen123456

    Senior Member
    Malaysia English
    Many thanks, Bibliolept, James and IDK for your response.

    I wonder whether 'beach' is suitable: a picturesque beach.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
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