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    Cool on the beach?

    Hi,

    Is it correct to say: We'll travel from point A to point B by the beach? (It's for a Land Rover trip that do tours on the sand).

    Or should I say on the beach ?

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    Re: on the beach?

    Use 'on'.

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    Re: on the beach?

    I'd probably change the word order and use "along".

    We'll travel along the beach from point A to point B.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: on the beach?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'd probably change the word order and use "along".

    We'll travel along the beach from point A to point B.
    That would not mean the same thing. On the beach means they're driving on the beach itself; along the beach means they'll drive either on the beach or on a road next to it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: on the beach?

    In BrE, "driving along the beach" would mean "driving along the sand". If you were on a road, it would be "driving along the seafront/beachfront road".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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