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    designated an area

    Since traffic will be designated an area high above the ground, human activities can take place below the transit system in complete safety, leading to a dramatic drop in the number of deaths and injuries sustained while in transit and while walking about the city. Existing roads can be dug up and grassed over, or planted with low growing bushes and trees. The look of the city is expected to improve considerably for both pedestrians and for people using the System.
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    Isn't "at" missing in the middle?ince traffic will be designated (at) an area

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    Re: designated an area

    No. Traffic is allotted/assigned an area high above the ground. This is done before there is any traffic up there.
    They are not designated/assigned the area once they get up there.

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    Re: designated an area

    Why isn't it "a designated area"?

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    Re: designated an area

    If you read "designated" as "given" or "assigned to", you should see why.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: designated an area

    Designated doesn't work in the sentence. Assigned would be a good replacement.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: designated an area

    Yes. Assigned is a much better word choice.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #7

    Re: designated an area

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Why isn't it "a designated area"?
    Because "will be designated (or assigned)" is a verb. future passive.
    "Designated" is not an adjective.

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