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    street and avenue`

    "In some cities, such as New York, streets running one direction (such as north-south) are called avenues while streets running the other direction are known as streets."

    I couldn't be sure about the meaning of this sentence.
    Does it mean, "We have two one-way streets: the one from north to south is called avenue and the return way is called street"?

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    Re: street and avenue`

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    "In some cities, such as New York, streets running one direction (such as north-south) are called avenues while streets running the other direction are known as streets."

    I couldn't be sure about the meaning of this sentence.
    Does it mean, "We have two one-way streets: the one from north to south is called avenue and the return way is called street"?
    No. It means that streets running south-north/north-south are called avenues.

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    Re: street and avenue`

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    "In some cities, such as New York, streets running one direction (such as north-south) are called avenues while streets running the other direction are known as streets."

    I couldn't be sure about the meaning of this sentence.
    Does it mean, "We have two one-way streets: the one from north to south is called avenue and the return way is called street"?
    No, they're not necessarily one-way streets. Any road/street on which you can travel north to south or south to north is called an avenue. Any road/street on which you can travel east to west or west to east is called a street.

    In some cities, it's the opposite (north/south = street, east/west = avenue).

    This system is not used in the UK.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: street and avenue`

    Thanks,
    I think there's an ambiguity in the sentence. Just from the sentence, and not their culture, I can get the both ideas: yours and mine.

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    Re: street and avenue`

    Would you please make a sentence that means: "We have two one-way streets: the one from north to south is called avenue and the return way is called street."

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    Re: street and avenue`

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Thanks,
    I think there's an ambiguity in the sentence. Just from the sentence, and not their culture, I can get the both ideas: yours and mine.
    There is no ambiguity in the original sentence.

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    Re: street and avenue`

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Would you please make a sentence that means: "We have two one-way streets: the one from north to south is called an avenue and the one from south to north is called a street."
    Rover

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