I can say: I live in Prague. I live in a city called Prague. I live in the city of Prague.

But, can I also say: I live in the city Prague. I live in a city Prague.

Is it possible to say these two last sentences? I presume it is not. But if so, what is exactly mean.

  • It is clear what you mean in the last two sentences. But neither would be spoken by a native English speaker. – Dan Apr 21 '18 at 10:33
  • "a city Prague" sounds wrong to me. – Barmar Apr 21 '18 at 17:52
  • "the city Prague" is also awkward, "the city of Prague" is more idiomatic. – Barmar Apr 21 '18 at 17:53

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