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    #1

    across

    ''You should walk across the street.''

    I think there are two possibilities without any context, first one is; you should walk along the street, and the second one is; you should walk opposite side.

    Am I right?

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    Re: across

    "Across the street" means on the opposite side of the street.
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    #3

    Re: across

    It means you should cross the road. To walk across is to cross.

    If you wanted someone to walk along the road, but on the other side from where they are now, you would tell them to walk on (or along) the other side of the street.

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    #4

    Re: across

    I defined just "across the street" to refer to walk to the opposite side of the street (to cross the street).

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    #5

    Re: across

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    If you wanted someone to walk along the road, but on the other side from where they are now, you would tell them to walk on (or along) the other side of the street.
    I agree- a theoretical possibility does not mean it's a credible one.

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