Scientific English as a Foreign Language
Answers to Lesson of June 30, 1997
Locate and Localize

To LOCATE is to find or to be situated. To LOCALIZE is to confine something to a specific area.

1. Where are my glasses? I can't locate them.
2. I need to clean my apartment. First I'll localize the mess into a closet.
3. I need to make some copies. Where are the copy machines located?
4. Round up the horses and localize them in the corral.
5. The inclusions in the sample were located by optical microscopy.
6. In a 2D gas, the electrons are localized by the change in potential.
7. I would like to visit you. Where is your lab located?

On a merry-go-round in the night,
Coriolis was shaken with fright,
Despite how he walked,
'Twas like he was stalked,
By some fiend always pushing him right.

-D. Morin et al.

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Created May 12, 1998, by Nancy Burnham and Fred Hutson.