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    Hi, I'd like to know if the sentences are ok

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    1) From the sitting room you go into the kitchen or on the balcony; the room opens on to a corridor to the bedrooms.

    2) From the sitting room you go into the kitchen or to the balcony ( to go to the balcony also means to think it over???); the room opens on to a corridor to the bedrooms.

    3)From the sitting room you go into the kitchen or into the balcony; the room opens on to a corridor to the bedrooms.

    In the sentence I mean that from the sitting room you can reach the kitchen, the balcony (from two different doors) and the bedrooms (from the corridor).


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    Re: balcony

    In the sentence I mean that from the sitting room you can reach the kitchen, the balcony (from two different doors) and the bedrooms (from the corridor).


    Then say that!

    From the sitting room, you can enter the kitchen, the balcony (from two different doors) or the bedroom, by way of the sitting room corridor.


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    Re: balcony

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I'd like to know if the sentences are ok

    (description of a flat)
    1) From the sitting room you go into the kitchen or on the balcony; the room opens on to a corridor to the bedrooms.

    2) From the sitting room you go into the kitchen or to the balcony ( to go to the balcony also means to think it over???); the room opens on to a corridor to the bedrooms.

    3)From the sitting room you go into the kitchen or into the balcony; the room opens on to a corridor to the bedrooms.

    In the sentence I mean that from the sitting room you can reach the kitchen, the balcony (from two different doors) and the bedrooms (from the corridor).


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    1) The sitting room opens to both the kitchen and the balcony. It also connects to the corridor to the bedrooms.

    or

    2) There are doors from the sitting room that lead to both the kitchen and the balcony. The sitting room also connects to the corridor which leads to the bedrooms.

    I haven't heard the phrase "to go to the balcony" to mean "to think it over" ever in the U.S. Maybe that's something in England???

    I hope that helps!

    Michele


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    Re: balcony

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    2) From the sitting room you go into the kitchen or to the balcony ( to go to the balcony also means to think it over???) What do you mean?
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    From the sitting room you can reach the kitchen, the balcony and the corridor, off which are the bedrooms.

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    Re: balcony

    Dear Anglika:
    www.proz.com/kudoz/english/bus_financial/494840-go_to_the_balcony.html - 42k -

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_past_NO - 24k

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    Re: balcony

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    In the sentence I mean that from the sitting room you can reach the kitchen, the balcony (from two different doors) and the bedrooms (from the corridor).


    Then say that!

    From the sitting room, you can enter the kitchen, the balcony (from two different doors) or the bedroom, by way of the sitting room corridor.
    Hi! The fact is that I wanted to know if it is possible to say :
    From the sitting room you go ON the balcony.
    the content is not a problem, since the meaning is the same; my doubt is about the structure and the use of the correct preposition. Could you help me, please?

    Thanks Rip

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    Re: balcony

    Hi ripley

    1a) onto the balcony
    1b) the room opens onto a corridor that leads to the bedrooms.
    2) to the balcony
    3) into the balcony.


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    Re: balcony

    Usually we walk "into" a room.

    However, for a balcony, we say walk "onto" the balcony.

    From the bedroom, you can walk onto the balcony.

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