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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    I can beat traffic

    Hello,

    I am trying to express the idea that by using some navigation apps, I can avoid traffic.

    Can I say "beat traffic"? Does this sentence work?

    These navigation apps are great. They can help you beat traffic during rush hour.

  2. jutfrank's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: I can beat traffic

    beat traffic works for me.

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    #3

    Re: I can beat traffic

    I'd say beat the traffic, but it's not wrong without the article.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: I can beat traffic

    I don't think I've ever heard it without the article.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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