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    #1

    an hour before

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-On our way we stopped for a short while in a rest area an hour before San Francisco.
    2-On our way we stopped for a short while in a rest area an hour to San Francisco.
    3-On our way we stopped for a short while in a rest area an hour away from San Francisco.

    We were going to San Francisco and we made a stop at a rest area which was an hour away from San Francisco.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: an hour before

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-On our way we stopped for a short while in a rest area an hour before San Francisco.
    2-On our way we stopped for a short while in a rest area an hour to San Francisco.
    3-On our way we stopped for a short while in a rest area an hour away from San Francisco.

    We were going to San Francisco and we made a stop at a rest area which was an hour away from San Francisco.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    3 works.

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    #3

    Re: an hour before

    To me, both 3 and 1 are natural. I prefer 1 because it conveys the idea of impending arrival.

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    #4

    Re: an hour before

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    To me, both 3 and 1 are natural. I prefer 1 because it conveys the idea of impending arrival.
    I agree. #3 suggests the rest area is one hour away from SF in any direction and SF is just being used like a landmark, not necessarily a destination. #1 suggests that the writer is heading for SF and has one hour of their journey left.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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