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    The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "the wa

    1) The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "the way" or "the destination".

    2) My friend left for the office went half way to office and came back. (I want to say he was on his way to office when he decided not to go to work and cam back home.)

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    Do you honestly think "He dropped Keith half way to the way" is correct? What makes you think that "the way" is a synonym of "the destination"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you honestly think "He dropped Keith half way to the way" is correct? What makes you think that "the way" is a synonym of "the destination"?
    What should I say then "In the middle" or "before reaching the destination"? No I am not saying that they are synonyms. I thought both could be used here.

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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    And if the driver didn't take Keith all the way to his destination, it would hardly be Alfred that he dropped off half way there.


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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    The driver only took Keith halfway to his destination before dropping him off.
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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    And if the driver didn't take Keith all the way to his destination, it would hardly be Alfred that he dropped off half way there.

    What is "Alfred"?

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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    The driver only took Keith halfway to his destination before dropping him off.
    Can we say "The driver dropped him halfway to his destination" or "He was dropped half way to his destination by the driver"? Is it mandatory to say "To his destination" can't we say "To the destination" or "Halfway to the place where he wanted to go"?

    How about my second sentence?

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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we say "The driver dropped him halfway to his destination" - No or "He was dropped half way to his destination by the driver" - No? Is it mandatory to say "To his destination" can't we say "To the destination" - "the" or "his" destination is fine.
    How about my second sentence?
    See above.

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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    What is "Alfred"?
    It was a too subtle suggestion that you don't need to say Keith twice. If the driver didn't take Keith all the way to his destination, it's obviously Keith who was dropped off half way there - not someone else (Alfred is the someone else).
    Put simply, you should use 'him', not 'Keith' on the second mention.

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    Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    See above.

    "The driver only took Keith halfway to his destination before dropping him off" this is the only way of saying it. I need to memorise it. Am I correct? "Keith who was dropped off half way there" it is written by Raymott. What is the problem with these "The driver dropped him halfway to his destination"or "He was dropped half way to his destination by the driver". I mean could you please explain this to me so that I can understand it in a better way?

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