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    across / cross

    I helped an old man cross / across the road.

    Which word should I use or are both words correct?

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    Re: across / cross

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I helped an old man cross / across the road.

    Which word should I use or are both words correct?
    CROSS.


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    Re: across / cross

    I think both are OK.


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    Re: across / cross

    Hi,
    We need a judge.

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    #5

    Re: across / cross

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    I think both are OK.


    I helped a man [to] cross [verb] the road.

    I helped a man [to walk] across [preposition] the road.

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    Re: across / cross

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post


    I helped a man [to] cross [verb] the road.

    I helped a man [to walk] across [preposition] the road.

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    My doubt is when we write or when it is a formal writing, could we still accept both as correct?

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    Re: across / cross

    Yes - both perfectly correct in a formal context.

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    #8

    Re: across / cross

    Thanks, all of you who have replied to my query.

    I now know both 'cross' and 'across' are correct.

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