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    crossroad / crossing / intersection

    Please take a look at this photo.

    What do you usually call the place where two or more streets meet or cross each other?

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    #2

    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    I definitely call it an intersection.

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    #3

    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    What does a crossing and a crossroad look like to you? Could you find some pics of them on the Internet?

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    #4

    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    You can go to Google Image and type in "crossing" or "crossroads". I found a bunch of images but I don't know how to embed them in here.

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    #5

    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    When one thinks of "crossroads" it is usually a remote, desolate location.

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    #6

    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    Not in BrE, it isn't. A crossroads is anywhere where four roads meet in the middle. There's a crossroads 500 yards from my house, in a busy suburb of a city.

    There are traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing on each road at that crossroads. If there weren't, no one would ever get anywhere (drivers or pedestrians!)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-May-2017 at 16:43. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Not in BrE, it isn't. A crossroads is anywhere where four roads meet in the middle. There's a crossroads 500 yards from my house, in a busy suburb of a city.

    There are traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing on each road at that crossroads. If there weren't, no one would ever get anywhere (drivers or pedestrians!)
    I've been stuck at seemingly very remote crossroads in England to which that description would apply.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-May-2017 at 16:43. Reason: Fixed typo in quote
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    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    When one thinks of "crossroads" it is usually a remote, desolate location.
    In AE, think country, dirt roads, etc.
    Last edited by andrewg927; 15-May-2017 at 21:06.

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    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Think country, dirt roads, etc.
    Not in BrE, as ems has pointed out.

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    #10

    Re: crossroad / crossing / intersection

    But you also use "crossroads" to mean remote locations as well, right?

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