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    Smile This road is sloping/slanted.

    This road is sloping/slanted.
    This window is sloping/slanted.

    Do both sloping and slanted fit in the above two examples and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Re: This road is sloping/slanted.

    Hi angliholic,

    sloping (adj) = having a slanting form or direction

    inclining or inclined from the plane of the horizon, or from a horizontal or other right line; oblique; slanting

    oblique = having a slanting or sloping direction, course, position; inclined

    There are a few advisable examples of using the adjective in question.
    (You have to know the rule: "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify.")

    An area of gently sloping hills.
    The bedroom is in the roof so it's got a sloping ceiling.
    The sloping land recedes into the clouds.
    As he spoke he motioned upward through the mist of the rain to the sloping side of the mountain above them.
    He has sloping eyes.
    He has slanting eyes.
    She has backward-sloping handwriting.
    She has backward-slanting handwriting.



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