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    place for moving around/getting around and marking

    Hello all users.

    Would the phrase "place for moving around/getting around" be understandable/acceptable to you?
    This is part of the translation into English of the regulations regarding the use of a vehicle on the premiera of a company. Suppose that a vehicle enters the premises of s company. The driver of such a vehicle is obliged to adhere to various regulations in force at a company.

    What do you think of "my" phrase?

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    #2

    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    I don't understand it.
    Perhaps you mean space for turning around.

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    #3

    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    A vehicle travels or gets around a company. In my opinion, such a vehicle not only turns around/changes direction but also drives in a straight line. I may be wrong.

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    #4

    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    What is the context for this phrase? Are you trying to say that a vehicle needs room to operate? Why is that necessary to say?

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    #5

    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    Let's say we're talking about trucks. There will be certain places where you will want them to go and other places where you won't want them to go. The driver of the truck will go to a designated area and then back up to the loading dock.

    (You can't travel to or get around a company, because a company is an abstraction.)

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    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    In the shipyard where I work, vehicles with foreign and Polish registration plates arrive at our premises. Maybe it is enough to say "place for moving/driving (around).
    Last edited by JACEK1; 21-Nov-2015 at 06:35.

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    #7

    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    That doesn't make sense either.

    Drivers simply need to know "where they can drive and where they can't".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    The thing is that it was all in the form of a printed with a few dotted lines. I could have written "where a vehicle can drive and park" under the dotted line but in my opinion it would be too lengthy/wordy.

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    #9

    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I could have written "where a vehicle can drive and park" under the dotted line but in my opinion it would be too lengthy/wordy.
    It's shorter than your original - and the meaning is clearer.

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    #10

    Re: place for moving around/getting around and marking

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    The thing is that it was all on a form with a few dotted lines. I could have written "where a vehicle can drive and park" on the dotted line, but in my opinion it would be too lengthy/wordy.
    Why a form? You need signs! One would say: "Trucks go here." (Put an arrow on the sign.) The other would say: "No trucks here." (A arrow goes on this sign pointing in a different direction.)

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