Help- Question

Hi, there

Could you help me with a few questions? Please.

1) In a text, I found this: "However, throughout the history of science, many important discoveries were made at random or came up from mistakes, in a way that not even the most optimistic of scientists would think of. Do you want to know about some of those examples? Read more about this below."

Shouldn't it be "Do you want to learn about some of those examples?" or "Do you want to learn some of those examples?" ... Why "know about"?

2) Would you say "isolated" or "isolation" here?

Whistled languages develop naturally in response to some people’s need to communicate in/under isolated/isolation conditions (for example, because of long distances or too much noise) and in under specific activities (such as shepherding, hunting, or courts

3)Do you say on or in the Canary Islands?

Thank you a lot

Mar 10, 2017 7:48 PM
Comments · 2

1.  I think that "want to learn" and "want to know" are both good here.

2.  I think that you would say "in isolation," "in isolated conditions," or "in conditions of isolation."  I think they would all be good here.

3.  I'm not really sure.  It's definitely "in France" instead of "on France" if you are talking about a nation, but it seems to be different with islands, mountains, and other geological formations.  You would say "I am on an island" or "I am on a mountain."  If the island is itself also a nation, I don't know what the rule would be.    

March 10, 2017

1) to know about - is correct in this case, because if you read examples you'll gain more knowledges about those discoveries

2) i would say - isolated

3) on the Canary Islands

March 10, 2017