Interested in Language
Since I speak Japanese, I often find it difficult to understand subtle differences in meaning when I use English. I'd really appreciate if you can help.
- This building faces the main street.
- This building fronts the main street.
I think natives English speakers often use the first one, but do you also the second one? Differences in meaning? If yes, please let me know. Thank you in advance!
Thank you very much for your quick reply.
Oh, it's an American English?
Ummmm. My dictionary says "Our house fronts the lake"
But you think it's more natural to say "Our house faces the lake", right?
I, another speaker of Br, would not use 'fronts', either. Like bhai, I'd use 'faces'. I'd also use 'looks out over/on (to)'.