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    Smile by the side of the road

    Julia parked her car by the side of the road and turned off the engine.



    Could I say by the road and by the roadside instead? Thanks.

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    Default Re: by the side of the road

    You could; it would alter the action.

    By the side of the road - you are on the road but at its side.
    By the road/roadside - you are off the road but beside it.

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    Default Re: by the side of the road

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You could; it would alter the action.

    By the side of the road - you are on the road but at its side.
    By the road/roadside - you are off the road but beside it.
    Thanks, Anglika, for your clear analysis.

    What about on the roadside? is it the same as by the side of the road?

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    Default Re: by the side of the road

    Yes, to me it is the same.

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