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    Exclamation across from/in front of

    Is it correct that when something is across of something else it could be in front of it as well?
    And
    What's the difference between "in back of" with "behind" and also "across of" with "opposite"?
    and also when i ask someone "Are there any banks around here?"which answer is correct?
    1)Yes,they are.There are some on Third Avenue.
    2)Yes,They is.There is a bank on Third Avenue.
    Thanks beforhand.

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    Default Re: across from/in front of

    Quote Originally Posted by Arefeh View Post
    Is it correct that when something is across from something else, it could be in front of it as well? I suppose it could, depending on where you are standing.

    And
    What's the difference between "in back of" with "behind" and also "across from" with "opposite"? "in back of" is informal and colloquial, and means the same as "behind". Do not use it in formal writing. "Across from" could be "opposite".

    and also when i ask someone "Are there any banks around here?", which answer is correct?
    1)Yes, there are. There are some on Third Avenue.
    2)Yes, there is. There is a bank on Third Avenue.
    Either will be correct, depending on whether there is one or more than one bank on the street.
    Thanks beforehand.
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