How to write this sentence properly?

"He lives in London in England."


"He lives in London of England."

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Your first example is grammatically correct. the second is wrong.

Other ways to say it are:

He lives in the English/British city of London.
or He lives in London, the British capital.
or He lives in London, in England rather than in (Ontario) Canada

(if you were specifying which London you were referring to)

But NEVER...in London of England.

  • I upvoted mostly for the third example, which I think raises an important point: most native speakers would simply say: He lives in London, with the "in England" part omitted unless the speaker thought that the hearer might think of a different London for some reason. (Also, one other way is to simply use a comma with no preposition, as in: He lives in London, England, or, He lives in Portland, Maine.)
    – J.R.
    Jan 24, 2019 at 19:07
  • What's interesting is that I can imagine somebody saying in England's London without a problem—perhaps in response to Which London? Although in London of England is something that doesn't seem normal to me, it's not something I would rule out as wrong in any way—aside from just not being idiomatic. Jan 25, 2019 at 15:00

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