Would a phrase "the capes shooting out the furthest into the sea" be correct? I need to denote the capes with the most remote tips somehow. Thanks!

  • 'Shoot out' in this sense usually implies movement (The volcano shot out masses of lava / Lava shot out of the mouth of the volcano), but a broadened use where the capes are very prominent would be reasonable. 'Projecting' obviously makes sense here, but is not as dynamic. May 9, 2017 at 21:24

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Yes I think that's fine to say, especially since you can't really reference a shore line (since a cape is still the mainland).

Instead of "shooting" you could say "jutting".

  • Thanks! and would you say "jutting out the furthest" or "jutting the furthest out"? May 9, 2017 at 19:19
  • I think jutting out the furthest sounds more natural.
    – GrammaRay
    May 9, 2017 at 19:22

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