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    Usage of front/behind

    I had to pass/cross ABC building to get to the railway station. There were two roads - one in front of it and one behind it. As the road in front of it had heavy traffic, I drove from behind the building.

    Can someone please tell me if the above paragraph sounds natural? Can from in from behind be omitted?

    Also, do the following sentences make sense? Do they mean that I drove on the road that ran along the building?

    1) I drove from in front of the building.
    2) I drove in front of the building.

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    Re: Usage of front/behind

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    I had to pass/cross ABC building to get to the railway station. There were two roads - one in front of it and one behind it. As the road in front of it had heavy traffic, I drove from behind the building.

    Can someone please tell me if the above paragraph sounds natural? Can from in from behind be omitted?

    Also, do the following sentences make sense? Do they mean that I drove on the road that ran along the building?

    1) I drove from in front of the building.
    2) I drove in front of the building.
    I had to pass ABC building to get to the railway station. There were two roads - one in front of it and one behind it. As the road in front of it had heavy traffic, I took the one behind the building.

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