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    'Impass' used in English to refer to a dead alley?

    Hi all,
    I know this is a repetitive question, but still can't get if the word is used in English when talking about alleys and narrow passages!

    Unfortunately, I've seen some street signs which read 'Impass 9', or 'Impass Rose', etc. The '9' would simply mean it's the 9th alley in that street, and 'Rose' is the name of the alley.

    Is that really correct to use the word 'Impass' in English meaning it's a dead-end alley?!


    Thanks!

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    Re: 'Impass' used in English to refer to a dead alley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,
    I know this is a repetitive question, but still can't get if the word is used in English when talking about alleys and narrow passages!

    Unfortunately, I've seen some street signs which read 'Impass 9', or 'Impass Rose', etc. The '9' would simply mean it's the 9th alley in that street, and 'Rose' is the name of the alley.

    Is that really correct to use the word 'Impass' in English meaning it's a dead-end alley?!


    Thanks!
    No, we don't use "impass" in English.

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    Re: 'Impass' used in English to refer to a dead alley?

    We use cul-de-sac, dead end, no outlet or no through road.

    Rover

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    Re: 'Impass' used in English to refer to a dead alley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Unfortunately, I've seen some street signs which read 'Impass 9', or 'Impass Rose', etc. The '9' would simply mean it's the 9th alley in that street, and 'Rose' is the name of the alley.
    Where did you see these signs?

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    Re: 'Impass' used in English to refer to a dead alley?

    I regret to say in a town in Iran! I wondered if it was put in French or something. At least I'm sure it wasn't in English!

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