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    Red face traffic light or signal light

    Which one is more common "traffic light or signal light"?

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    Re: traffic light or signal light

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    Which one is more common "traffic light or signal light"?
    It probably depends on context.

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    Re: traffic light or signal light

    not a teacher

    In these parts we say "traffic lights", occasionally "traffic signals", but mostly just "the lights".

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    Re: traffic light or signal light

    Excuse me I don't know the difference. For example, in every day conversation do we say there is a "traffic light" in that street?

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    Re: traffic light or signal light

    Thank you

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    #6

    Re: traffic light or signal light

    not a teacher

    It's not common for there to be only a single light, so it's more usual to refer to them in the plural.
    In everyday conversation I would hear:
    There are traffic lights at the corner of our street.
    The lights aren't working down at the corner and there's been an accident.
    The council put a set of lights on that intersection near the school.

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    Re: traffic light or signal light

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    Which one is more common "traffic light or signal light"?
    Probably "red lights."

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    Re: traffic light or signal light

    Sorry for butting in. I have heard "color light" used in Sri Lanka. can it really be used instead or it's a wrong using? Your opinions please.
    Last edited by UM Chakma; 03-Aug-2013 at 15:52. Reason: added ]

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    Re: traffic light or signal light

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Probably "red lights."
    If your traffic lights are permanently red, how does anyone get anywhere?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: traffic light or signal light

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Sorry for butting in. I have heard "color light" used in Sri Lanka. can it really be used instead or it's a wrong using? Your opinions please.
    That doesn't work in standard English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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