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  1. B45
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    By the red curb

    I'm picking up take out from a restaurant and the server is taking very long to get my order ready. I reluctantly ask him to hurry up because I tell him this -

    "Excuse sir, but I hate to ask you this, but could you please prepare my food a little quicker as I've been waiting for almost half an hour and my car is parked by a/the red curb (in the red zone, by the red line)

    Do all three makes sense?

  2. B45
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    Re: By the red curb

    Can someone please answer this question for me?

    Kind Regards

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    Re: By the red curb

    I am not a teacher.

    I suppose the red zone is one in which parking is either prohibited or allowed for a limited duration.

    "In the red zone", sounds fine to me.

    In England there are yellow lines and one would say, "I'm parked on a yellow line." So "on the red line" is probably better than "by the red line."

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    Re: By the red curb

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    I suppose the red zone is one in which parking is either prohibited or allowed for a limited duration.

    "In the red zone", sounds fine to me.

    In England there are yellow lines and one would say, "I'm parked on a yellow line." So "on the red line" is probably better than "by the red line."
    But the red is painted on the curb.

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    Re: By the red curb

    Will it be ready soon? I'm illegally parked.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: By the red curb

    I would be more likely to say "I'm parked illegally" than Barb's word order, but that's probably a BrE vs AmE difference.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: By the red curb

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    But the red is painted on the curb.
    That doesn't really matter- we'd still use on in BrE.

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