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    #1

    Cool Gilles L

    Dear Teacher,
    I have problems giving directions in english. Could you please review and correct the following:

    Take autoroute XXX direction south and exit at no 18. Stay on the service line until the next intersection and make a left turn at the traffic light. You will pass a fire station located on you right and 500 feet later you will see a A&W restaurant on your left. Keep driving two miles eastward until you see XYZ street where you will make a left turn.

    Question: Am I using the proper terms to give directions ?

    Many thanks

    Gilles L


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    Re: Gilles L

    One problem is that you are using compass directions. Someone driving will not necessarily be able to tell if they are going East or not. Try doing it without.

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    Cool Re: Gilles L

    [quote=Anglika;229554

    Dear Teacher Anglika,

    Thank you for your prompt response. Apart from my "compass directions" Have I used the proper words to give directions ?

    For example, is it correct to say 500 feet later ?

    Many thanks


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    Re: Gilles L

    It is all right, but "after 500 feet" is perhaps better.

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