# Thread: Curved road.

1. ## Curved road.

There is a curved road and we are standing there and we want to tell someone over the phone that we are there so what we can say "I am standing at the curve?" What do we say to a "curve" or "curved road?" I know about "detour" that is a circle or a long cut but I am asking about "curve."

2. ## Re: Curved road.

We are at the bend of the road.

3. ## Re: Curved road.

Originally Posted by tedmc
We are at the bend of the road.
Is it correct to say "you are at the bend of the road. Drive along the bend of the road and then go straight on that road (while giving directions over the phone)?"

4. ## Re: Curved road.

If there aren't any turnings off the road, you don't need to tell someone to follow the bend/curve of the road. They will just do that automatically. If the location of the bend/curve is important, you could mention it.

Stay on the road you're on and, just after the sharp left-hand bend, you'll see a turning on the right. Take that turn and my house is 100 yards down on the left.

5. ## Re: Curved road.

not a teacher

The form "bend in the road" is also natural and very common.

6. ## Re: Curved road.

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
If there aren't any turnings off the road, you don't need to tell someone to follow the bend/curve of the road. They will just do that automatically. If the location of the bend/curve is important, you could mention it.

Stay on the road you're on and, just after the sharp left-hand bend, you'll see a turning on the right. Take that turn and my house is 100 yards down on the left.
Is it also correct to say "Stay on the road you're on and, just after the sharp left-hand bend, you'll see a bend on the right. Take that turn and my house is 100 yards down on the left?" Bend means curve, they are interchangable, right?

7. ## Re: Curved road.

Originally Posted by tufguy
Is it also correct to say "Stay on the road you're on and, just after the sharp left-hand bend, you'll see a bend on the right. Take that turn and my house is 100 yards down on the left?"
That is confusing. A bend is not a turn.

8. ## Re: Curved road.

I'm sorry for off topic but I do really think that such things in English are the most difficult. How is it possible to describe something like this in English in an adequate way? When somebody tries to explain to me where he's in my mother tongue I feel so confused.

9. ## Re: Curved road.

It is not really confusing. ems showed how we commonly use the words in post 4. If there is a bend in the road, the road is no longer straight. A turning is completely different. At a turning, we move from one road to another,

Think of a bend in a straight road (l) as a ( or, if it's a very sharp bend, as an L. Think of a turning as a T or a Ͱ.

10. ## Re: Curved road.

Originally Posted by Piscean
It is not really confusing. ems showed how we commonly use the words in post 4. If there is a bend in the road, the road is no longer straight. A turning is completely different. At a turning, we move from one road to another,

Think of a bend in a straight road (l) as a ( or, if it's a very sharp bend, as an L. Think of a turning as a T or a Ͱ.
Could you please attach the pictures of bend and turn? I am still confused

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