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    Taking a taxi

    Hi teachers and native English speakers,

    I'd like to know what word or phrase that sounds more natural when you are ordering the driver to stop when you reach your destination.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Taking a taxi

    You mean something like "Here it is, on the left" or "It's okay -- just stop here -- it's right ahead of us" or "That's it -- right there. You can stop here"?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Taking a taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You mean something like "Here it is, on the left" or "It's okay -- just stop here -- it's right ahead of us" or "That's it -- right there. You can stop here"?
    - anything that tells the driver you're satisfied, rather than telling him/her what to do. 'Stop here!' or 'stop the car!' would sound very strange.

    b

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