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    I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

    A customer to a taxi company over the phone: I just availed your taxi service. I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home" or "to my destination". This person cheated and despite being asked not to take a longer route he took the longer route to get more money. He could have taken me to my destination "via" or "from" Greenfield but he took the Bristol path. That was a long cut and added ten kilometers to my journey.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    A customer to a taxi company over the phone:
    A customer called a taxi company and here is the telephone conversation:

    I just availed used your taxi service.

    I want would like to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home" or "to my destination" from A to B.

    Number of the taxi?

    This person cheated and despite being asked not to take a longer route he took the longer route to get more money.
    The driver was not being honest; he took me through a longer route even though I had told him not to.

    He could have taken me to my destination "via" or "from" Greenfield but he took the Bristol path. That was a long cut and added ten kilometers to my journey.

    He could have taken the route via Greenfield but he took the Bristol route which was 10 km longer.

    Please check my sentences.
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    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

    Note that the opposite of 'a short cut' is not 'a long cut'.

    We say 'The driver went a long way round'.

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    Re: I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Note that the opposite of 'a short cut' is not 'a long cut'.

    We say 'The driver went a long way round'.
    Can I say "He took me a long way round" or "He took a long way round to my destination"?

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    Re: I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
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    Can I say "He could have taken the Greenfield route"?

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    Re: I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can I say "He took me a long way round" or "He took a long way round to my destination"?
    In BrE, we would say "He took [me] the long way round". I would probably say something like "He didn't take the shortest/quickest route".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, we would say "He took [me] the long way round". I would probably say something like "He didn't take the shortest/quickest route".
    Can we say "He took the long way round to my destination"?

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    Re: I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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