"of" or "in"?


urbanisation of a city or urbanisation in a city?


over-population of a city or over-population in a city?


Thank you!

asked Nov 06 '13 at 17:55 Qiaoshang New member

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I would use 'of'.  'In' would imply that only a certain portion of the city was affected.

Urbanisation in or of a city is redundant. A city, by definition, is urban.  It would be like  saying, "The city was made into a city."

link comment answered Nov 07 '13 at 15:52 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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