differences between prepositions

Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2014 09:43 am
Good afternoon everybody
well I am an english learner and I am analyzing some errors so I would like to know the difference between those sentences:

Ebola virus got its name after a river in the north part of Congo.

Ebola virus got its name after a river in the north part in Congo.

I know that the first one is the correct one, but why?

thank you in advance Smile

pd: this is my first post.
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2014 12:34 pm
Because "part" takes the preposition "of" with respect to countries or other spatial entities.
It can take the preposition "in" when it refers to "a part in a play".
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