Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. angliholic's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 2,988
    #1

    Smile wave to crowd on the street

    When people are in a parade, they will usually wave to the crowd on the street.
    ... by the street.
    ... on the sidewalk.


    Which one of the above three doesn't make much sense? Thanks.


    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 175
    #2

    Re: wave to crowd on the street

    Starting with the last one Angli, "Sidewalk", is american english, and it means "the part of the street used by pedestrians (Rather than cars, etc.) It is correct enough, but specifies that the crowd is on the pavement (As we say in British English) and not on the road itself

    "By the street" means "in the vicinity of the street" (Could be in an alley, or maybe a carpark for example)

    "On the street" sounds most correct.

  2. angliholic's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 2,988
    #3

    Re: wave to crowd on the street

    Thanks, moggy, for the clear and helpful reply.
    Got it.

Similar Threads

  1. a wave of
    By ian2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-Jul-2007, 01:32
  2. Up and down the street
    By Humble in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-Dec-2006, 09:33
  3. In the street –on the street
    By Humble in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14-Aug-2006, 05:39
  4. walk the street, walked along the street
    By dcomest in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Jul-2005, 07:38
  5. Street / Streets
    By jack in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Jan-2005, 09:37

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •