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  1. B45
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    The church is just a bridge way.

    The church is just a bridge way.

    Can this be said?

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    #2

    Re: The church is just a bridge way.

    Yes. Or "only a bridge away". It means that to arrive at the church it is necessary only to cross a bridge. In context the bridge could be a physical structure or a metaphor for some sort of mental or spiritual transformation.

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    Re: The church is just a bridge way.

    "The church is just a bridge way." This means nothing to me.

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    Re: The church is just a bridge way.

    Uh-oh. I read "way" as "away". Mea culpa.


    If the sentence is "the church is just a bridge away", see my first post.

    The sentence "the church is just a bridgeway" (one word) means that the church, presumably as an institution, is no more than a means to being granted bigger and better things.

  3. B45
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    Re: The church is just a bridge way.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The church is just a bridge way." This means nothing to me.
    My friend is asking for directions to the church. And I say:

    It's just a bridge away.

    Not okay?

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    Re: The church is just a bridge way.

    The church is just across the bridge.


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    Re: The church is just a bridge way.

    I suspected it was literal. Yes, your sentence is correct.

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    Re: The church is just a bridge way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    My friend is asking for directions to the church. And I say:

    It's just a bridge away.

    Not okay?
    It doesn't work for me. It's more unnatural than wrong, though IMO.

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    Re: The church is just a bridge way.

    If the church is on the other side of the bridge, then it is across the bridge.

    If, maybe, there is a bridge on 6th street and one on 9th street, and you are near the one bridge and you have to direct someone along the river to the next bridge, what you say might make sense.

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