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Alyona C.
Ukraine

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Hi, Could you help me, please. Is this sentence correct? Or it should be "the" here? And is word order correct? I have visited a long river Nile. Thanks in advance.

18 Apr 2020      



FrauSue
France

I have visited the river Nile. (= it´s a destination)
I have visited along the river Nile. (= several places on the banks of the Nile)
I have visited the length of the Nile. (= everywhere from North to South) 

18 Apr 2020     



Alyona C.
Ukraine

I need this sentence with the word "long".I can´t skip it. I have visited the long river Nile. Only change a into the?

18 Apr 2020     



maryse peyé
France

I have visited a long river : THE Nile.

18 Apr 2020     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I can see what you need, Alyona, but it is not really what would be said. You could use other adjectives there and it would be ‘the’. I have visited the fertile river Nile. I have visited the wonderful river Nile. I have visited the mystical river Nile. All fine. However, I have visited the long river Nile sounds strange. Maryse’s answer is good. 

19 Apr 2020     



yanogator
United States

Another option is "I have visited the long Nile River".
 
Bruce 

20 Apr 2020     



Adel A
Egypt

Apart from the grammatical  differences or the lexical explanation you are welcome to visit the river Nile

20 Apr 2020     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Thank you Adel, I would love to come. And will you buy the tea?

22 Apr 2020