... except that not all lakes are "natural." (that''s just one of those dam details)
I don't get your point. The OP is asking about natural features not man-made ones. Reservoirs, levees and canals aren't natural.We can include many rivers in that as well... Many have been re-routed and have raised embankment to stop the water overflowing onto the, often reclaimed, land. That would be inconvenient for some. Not very natural...
The abbreviation OP? May I assume you meant the opening post.I don't get your point. The OP is asking about natural features not man-made ones. Reservoirs, levees and canals aren't natural.
1. I was using OP to mean the Original Poster in contrast with later posters on the thread. I hope alex_ln will forgive me.1.The abbreviation OP? May I assume you meant the opening post.
2. I shall try to answer your question.
The original question of alex_In was:- 'Can I use the term "Natural places" for some places like lakes and rivers?'.
3. My post was supposed to be about what natural means. Some of the countryside in Western Europe is still natural but so much has been heavily modified by humans. Can you call a field full of wheat natural? If has been cultivated by humans. Can you say many of the rivers are natural?
I have not really got an alternative. Just leave out the word natural I suppose, unless it really hasn't been significantly changed by the hand of man. But as we are also part of the "natural world", with some hefty tools to assist us, where is the dividing line?What do you suggest as an alternative?