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    one way / no entry

    Are these sentences natural?
    This street is one way to the second street.
    This street is a one way street to the second street.
    This is a no entry street.

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    Re: one way / no entry

    Can anyone please answer this?

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    Re: one way / no entry

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Are these sentences natural? No.
    This street is one way to the second street.
    This street is a one way street to the second street.
    This is a no entry street. Sort of makes sense but why would there be a no-entry street?

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    Re: one way / no entry

    So if not natural, how do say what I am trying to say? I hope you got what I meant.

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    Re: one way / no entry

    This street is one way for one block.
    This is a one way street as far as the next turning.
    This street is "no entry".

    I don't really have a problem with a street being "no entry" as Gillnetter did. I wonder if perhaps in AmE a "street" is generally one in which cars may drive. That isn't the case in the UK. A street is just another name for a road so it is perfectly possible for a street to have a "No Entry" sign at each end. This applies to cars only and pedestrians and cyclists (sometimes) can still enter it and use it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: one way / no entry

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This street is one way for one block.
    This is a one way street as far as the next turning.
    This street is "no entry".

    I don't really have a problem with a street being "no entry" as Gillnetter did. I wonder if perhaps in AmE a "street" is generally one in which cars may drive. That isn't the case in the UK. A street is just another name for a road so it is perfectly possible for a street to have a "No Entry" sign at each end. This applies to cars only and pedestrians and cyclists (sometimes) can still enter it and use it.
    This street is one way to the second street.
    This street is a one way street to the second street.
    This is a no entry street.

    Yes, I guess that there is a difference here. To me, a street is paved and automobiles are allowed on a street. Automobiles are also allowed on roads, lanes, and freeways. As a rule, automobiles are not allowed on trails which are designed for hikers. In the country, four wheel drive vehicles (as well as old VWs) do use trails.

    I answered that the sentences above were not natural mostly because I couldn't figure out what they meant - with the exception of the last one, a street you could not enter.

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