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    You will see on your left.

    Hello, teachers! I have a question.
    This is an excerpt from an English textbook used in Korea.

    "Go straight two blocks and turn right. You will see it on your left"


    What about this sentence " You will see on your left." My friend says that "see on your left" is also possible because the verb "see" can be used as a intransitive verb.

    Thank you so much in advance!

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    Re: You will see on your left.

    You can use your words but only as a fragment, not as a whole sentence.

    You will see on your left that the hotel has burnt down.
    You will see on your left four tall trees and a small stone building.

    Go straight for two blocks and then turn right. You will see on your left the building you are looking for.

    Some people might phrase/write this as "You will see, on your left, four tall trees ..." or "You will see (on your left) four tall trees ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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