"The books were printed in Canada and Iceland."
Translation:Bøkene ble trykket i Canada og på Island.
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Hva med Australia?
The general rule is that you are in a continent, in a country, and in a city. And you are on islands. Australia is a continent, i Australia. Iceland is an exemption.
There are multiple exceptions to the "rule", though: Du er på Barbados, Fiji, Filippinene, Kuba, Kypros, Madagaskar og Malta, to name a few, but in Australia, Bahrain, Irland and Storbritannia.
More preposition blues. It's bad enough that they are inconsistent, but can someone explain when both items in a list (Canada and Iceland) require a preposition? Do they both need one because they are different? What if it had been Canada and the US? And what about three or more items in a list? Do they all need a preposition?
I just got accepted with "i Canada og Island" so I guess the "på" is just optional. As they said above, the "på" just lets you know they are talking about an island.