The city sprawls between desert to its south and mountains to north


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Hello everyone.

Let's say there is a huge sprawling city that is located between a large desert and a massive mountain range. Does this sentence work for describing that city?:

The city sprawls between a large desert to its south and high mountains to the north.

If this does not work, please tell me another way which works.

Thanks in advance
  • Chez

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    I agree with Newt that the sentence implies that the city sprawls the whole way between the edge of the desert and the mountain range. If that's true, that's fine.

    If not, you'd need to say something like: sprawls across the plain/valley/grassland etc that lies between the desert and the mountain range (then the plain/valley/grassland stretches between the two points, but the city may only sprawl across part of the distance).
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