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seattle is in Washington,portland is in Oregon, then what does this "Maine"mean? “I clean for him every other Tuesday.” She hitched her bag more securely on her shoulder. “He and his Mary, I never got to meet her. She died five years ago. They had three kids. A son and two daughters. The son’s in Portland—Maine—one of the daughters lives in Seattle. The closest one is in D.C., but they manage to visit him pretty regularly. And there’s grandchildren, too. There are eight, and five great-grandchildren so far. He can take care of himself, but it doesn’t hurt to have somebody right here looking in from time to time.”
Jun 3, 2015 1:20 PM
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There's also a Portland in Maine. In fact, it's the largest city in the state. There are various duplicates of city names across the US, hence the need to follow the city name with the state name so as to avoid confusion.
June 3, 2015
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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Chinese (Mandarin)