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    rear tyre

    Is this correct:
    a. It seems as if, the rear left tyre is a little soft.
    b. It seemed as if, the rear right tyre is a little soft.

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    #2

    Re: rear tyre

    Remove the comma from each one and they will be correct.

    You should have started with "Are these correct?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: rear tyre

    It's more common to speak of the nearside and offside tyres than right and left.

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    #4

    Re: rear tyre

    I would not use a comma after if in either of those cases.

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    #5

    Re: rear tyre

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It's more common to speak of the nearside and offside tyres than right and left.
    My mum and aunt use those terms. For the life of me, I can never remember which one is which. I know they refer to the side of the car closest to (and further away from) the kerb when driving or parking, but I park on the "other" side of the road so often that I don't associate either side of the car with the kerb.

    I use left, right, front and back/rear.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: rear tyre

    "Left rear" and "right rear" to me. Not "rear left" and "rear right."

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    #7

    Re: rear tyre

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Left rear" and "right rear" to me. Not "rear left" and "rear right."
    And we colonials don't use nearside or offside for this. The terms are unknown in American English.

    We do use driver side and ​passenger side.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: rear tyre

    I'd use front right and back right.

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    #9

    Re: rear tyre

    Note the AmE spelling of 'tire', as well.
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