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    the wrong way/direction

    Hello everyone!
    In the paragraph below, that it is the definition for "take a wrong turn" why does "the wrong way" have "the"? perhaps there are several wrong way and we don't which one, don't we use "a wrong way"? also for "the wrong direction"

    Definition of take a wrong turn

    :to go the wrong way :to turn in the wrong direction

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    Re: the wrong way/direction

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Hello everyone!
    In the paragraph below, that it which is the definition for "take a wrong turn", why does "the wrong way" have include "the"? Perhaps there are several wrong ways and we don't which one. don't Shouldn't we use "a wrong way"? also I have the same question for about "the wrong direction".

    Definition of take a wrong turn

    :to go the wrong way
    :to turn in the wrong direction
    When we choose which way or direction to go, we only choose one way or direction at a time. It is that way or direction that is being specified in the phrase "the wrong way/direction".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the wrong way/direction

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When we choose which way or direction to go, we only choose one way or direction at a time. It is that way or direction that is being specified in the phrase "the wrong way/direction".
    I understood. Thank you for your useful help.
    Can I ask you that, why did you use "Which" for "Way or direction" first time and you use "That" for it second time ?

    we choose which way or direction to go, we only choose one way or direction at a time. It is that way or direction that is being specified in the phrase "the wrong way/direction".[/

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    Re: the wrong way/direction

    'Which way' refers to an unspecified way while 'that way' refers to the way that has been chosen.
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