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    traffic light

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    There are a traffic lights at the corner, please stop at the traffic lights on the corner
    There are a traffic light at the corner, Please stop at the traffic light on the corner

    traffic lights always plural and should stop light be the same-->always stoplights

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    Re: traffic light

    [1] There are traffic lights at the corner. Please stop at the traffic lights on the corner.

    [2] There is a traffic light at the corner. Please stop at the traffic light on the corner.

    Singular: a traffic light, a stoplight
    (See picture of one traffic light here
    http://air.eas.gatech.edu/2006/images/stoplight.jpg)

    Plural: traffic lights, stoplights

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    Re: traffic light

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    [1] There are traffic lights at the corner. Please stop at the traffic lights on the corner.

    [2] There is a traffic light at the corner. Please stop at the traffic light on the corner.

    Singular: a traffic light, a stoplight
    (See picture of one traffic light here
    http://air.eas.gatech.edu/2006/images/stoplight.jpg)

    Plural: traffic lights, stoplights
    hi soup,
    I wonder why to stop ''on'' the corner instead of ''at'', once ''there's a traffic light at the corner".
    thanks.

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    Re: traffic light

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi soup,
    I wonder why to stop ''on'' the corner instead of ''at'', once ''there's a traffic light at the corner".
    thanks.
    It's "stop at the lights", not "stop on (top of) the lights." By the way, both at the corner and on the corner as in The traffic lights are at/on the corner are used.

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