On/Over/Along the bank of the river

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tardigrade042

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Chinese
Which one(s) is correct?

- On/Over/Along the west bank was twelve high-rise buildings? (The building are right by the river)
- On/Over/Along the west bank was twelve high-rise buildings? (The building are just on the other side of the river)
- The narrow street along the west bank? (The street is right by the river)

Many thanks.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    If you want specifically to say that the buildings are directly beside the river, or that the street runs right next to the river, you need to find a way of expressing that. The prepositions in themselves do not convey that fact. For example, you could say that a row of buildings stretched along the west bank, looking out over the river; or that a narrow street ran alongside the river on the west bank.
     
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