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    are unfamiliar to

    Doesn't it have to be "are unfamiliar with"? "If the area is unfamiliar to you" makes sense the other way around.

    kk110)If you are unfamiliar to the area, open your eyes for detour signs while driving.

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    Re: are unfamiliar to

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Doesn't it have to be "are unfamiliar with"?
    Yes, it should be 'with'. See definition #2 (familiar - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online).
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: are unfamiliar to

    The second half of that sentence is rather unnatural. I would hope that anyone who is driving already has their eyes open!

    If you are unfamiliar with the area, keep a look out (or keep an eye out) for detour signs while driving.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: are unfamiliar to

    For that matter, even if you are familiar with the area, you still watch out for detour signs, if they are such a common occurrence.

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