Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. AlexAD's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2011
    • Posts: 668
    #1

    Move to the rear. Use rear door.

    Hello,

    I saw this tag on the bus, "Please move to the rear. Use rear door".
    I am wondering if the second part is missing the definite article before the rear door.
    If not, could you please explain why?

    Thank you in advance,

    Alex.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,447
    #2

    Re: Move to the rear. Use rear door.

    As an instruction to passengers it's fine. The first sentence is complete and polite. The second is saving space.

    Rover

  2. AlexAD's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2011
    • Posts: 668
    #3

    Re: Move to the rear. Use rear door.

    So 'Use the rear door' is correct? I also thought of preserving space, however there is more that enough room to fit 'the' on that particular tag.
    By the way, do you call that tag or sign board?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,447
    #4

    Re: Move to the rear. Use rear door.

    It's a sign or a notice.

Similar Threads

  1. to get rear-ended
    By ostap77 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-Oct-2011, 23:11
  2. Back Door - Rear Door...
    By Cervantes in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26-Sep-2011, 07:44
  3. towards the rear of the premises
    By GUEST2008 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-Jun-2011, 17:53
  4. rear above
    By Englishlanguage in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-Feb-2008, 18:38
  5. back and rear
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Nov-2007, 05:45

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •