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Mud flat is prevailing in the country

Is it weird to use "prevailing" to say there are many mud flat places ??

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    Hi @Sam Probably better phrased as, 'mudflats prevail in the country' Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 12:49
  • I would say "Mud flats are prevalent in the country." Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 13:54

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Prevailing is an adjective and as such would normally be used in conjunction with a noun, so to use it in the way you intend, you would probably be best to say:

The prevailing terrain in the country is mud-flats.

The use of the noun "terrain" gives "prevailing" something to qualify and makes more sense, so yes, your initial sentence would seem a little weird.

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