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    WHICH ONE IS CORRECT?

    1.THIS TRAIN IS FOR HEATHROW AIRPORT.
    2.THIS TRAIN IS TO HEATHROW AIRPORT.

    AND WHY?
    PLEASE EXPLAIN IT WITH EXAMPLES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYDNEY
    WHICH ONE IS CORRECT?

    1.THIS TRAIN IS FOR HEATHROW AIRPORT.
    2.THIS TRAIN IS TO HEATHROW AIRPORT.

    AND WHY?
    PLEASE EXPLAIN IT WITH EXAMPLES.
    I would say, "This train is going to Heathrow Airport."

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    Number 1 is fine, but to use 'to' you would need to change the verb as Ron suggests.

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    But can I say : This train is from Shanghai to Beijing??


    Thanks for your help!

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    But can I say : This train is from Shanghai to Beijing??


    Thanks for your help!

    :)
    I'll try to speak for the Americans. :)

    Here we would say, "This train goes from Shanghai to Beijing."

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    In BE, that's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    But can I say : This train is from Shanghai to Beijing??


    Thanks for your help!

    :)
    I'll try to speak for the Americans. :)

    Here we would say, "This train goes from Shanghai to Beijing."

    8)

    Thanks for that answer in the native way, Ron!

    But how do I say it in simple and native way if combining with departing time, arrival time, train number, or even the time period spent in the train?
    May I say like this: The 102 Train goes from Shanghai to Beijing for 10 hours, with the departure time is 9am and arrival time 7pm.?

    Lucy in confusion :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    But can I say : This train is from Shanghai to Beijing??


    Thanks for your help!

    :)
    I'll try to speak for the Americans. :)

    Here we would say, "This train goes from Shanghai to Beijing."

    8)

    Thanks for that answer in the native way, Ron!

    But how do I say it in simple and native way if combining with departing time, arrival time, train number, or even the time period spent in the train?
    May I say like this: The 102 Train goes from Shanghai to Beijing for 10 hours, with the departure time is 9am and arrival time 7pm.?

    Lucy in confusion :P
    There are a couple of ways you can say that.

    1) The 102 Train goes from Shanghai to Beijing with a departure time of 9am and an arrival time of 7pm. It's a ten-hour trip.
    2) The 102 train leaves Shangai at 9am and arrives in Beijing at 7pm--a journey of ten hours.
    3) The 102 train takes ten hours to go from Shangai to Beijing, leaving Shangai at 9am and arriving in Beijing at 7pm.

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    [/quote]
    There are a couple of ways you can say that.

    1) The 102 Train goes from Shanghai to Beijing with a departure time of 9am and an arrival time of 7pm. It's a ten-hour trip.
    2) The 102 train leaves Shangai at 9am and arrives in Beijing at 7pm--a journey of ten hours.
    3) The 102 train takes ten hours to go from Shangai to Beijing, leaving Shangai at 9am and arriving in Beijing at 7pm.

    8)[/quote]

    Wow! So cool that I got three options for my questions! Thanks Ron! :)
    Sometimes it's such a weird thing, the easier of the simple thing you express, the more difficult you can express it well natively,and as a result, I speak out Chinglish (=English in Chinese style ) which is though still undertood by foreigners but really broke the beautiful sense of language, really annoying! :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Wow! So cool that I got three options for my questions! Thanks Ron! :)
    You're quite welcome. :)


    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Sometimes it's such a weird thing, the easier of the simple thing you express, the more difficult you can express it well natively,and as a result, I speak out Chinglish (=English in Chinese style ) which is though still undertood by foreigners but really broke the beautiful sense of language, really annoying! :x
    I'm afraid I am having trouble understanding that. Would you mind trying again? (Rather than "I speak out Chinglish" say "I speak Chinglish" and leave out the out.)

    8)

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