Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

1. Does it make sense to say:

"I like walking on the shore."

Note: Does 'shore' mean the part of land that meets the sea?

2.

a) Does it make sense to say 'on shore oil exploration'?

b) And if it does, does it refer to oil explored in land?

c) By the way, is there a difference between 'oil' and 'petroleum'?

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  • User
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    1a) Does it make sense to say:

    - "I like walking on the shore."

    Yes, though it would be more precise and probably more common to say

    - I like walking along the shore.

    1b) Note: Does 'shore' mean the part of land that meets the sea?

    Yes.

    2a) Does it make sense to say 'on shore oil exploration'?

    Yes, though you might want to use "on-shore" or "onshore" or "land".

    b) And if it does, does it refer to oil explored in land?

    Yes, well...it refers to the exploration for oil on land.

    c) By the way, is there a difference between 'oil' and 'petroleum'?

    Yes, "petroleum" is the naturally-occurring substance from which one makes things like motor oil and gasoline.

    "Oil" is a general term that can refer not only to petroleum and petroleum-based oils, but also to vegetable oils (e.g. corn oil), animal oils (e.g. fish oil), etc.

    One often uses "oil" as a synonym for "petroleum", especially in the context of the petroleum industry. For example: oil exploration, oil wells, oil refineries, etc.

  • sarah
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    I was walking on the beech. The only way it is used is off-shore drilling means in the sea.

    2a That doesn't make any sense.

    shore is on land drilling. Maybe close to the sea? It is always drilling for oil. Petroleum is the by product of oil.

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