When I described the location of the shop, I preferred to use "upper side" phrase, but one of my friends advised me to use compass information.

My Sentence: The shop is located in upper side of of Main road

My friend Sentence: The shop is located the north of Main road

  • Which one is better ?

  • Is my sentence incorrect ?

  • It probably wouldn't be the upper side of a road/street unless the road crossed a steep slope (with buildings on one side significantly higher than the opposite side). Usually it would be the upper (or top) end of the road. Note that upper and north don't necessarily correlate. Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 15:37
  • Unless the shop is located at the north pole, the description north is unambiguous. The sentence is missing a preposition though: "The shop is located on the north side of Main Road." Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 15:53


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