left a town behind

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brainstorming

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Portugal, Portuguese
Hi everyone,

Can you say you left something behind, like a town or "leave behind" cannot be used in the following context?

It is interesting to note that, in several cases, there are towns which were transferred to a more suitable location. It was the case of X, where the town of W made Z [town] be left behind.

Thanks in advance
 
  • brainstorming

    Senior Member
    Portugal, Portuguese
    Here is the following sentence:

    And even in the town of São Vicente the port was soon replaced by another one more appropriate, located in another urban nucleus founded in 1545 – Santos.

    And the sentence that comes before those that I initially posted is:

    The town of São Vicente, believed to be the first in Brazil, founded personally by X in 1532, was built in the settlement that had probably been created close to a primitive trading post and then had been relocated.
     
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