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    Cool Make an U-turn Vs Make a detour?

    Hello amigos!

    What´d be the main difference between such expressions? the former is used in AE and the Latter in BE?



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    Re: Make an U-turn Vs Make a detour?

    A u-turn means that you turn and go the other way on the same road.

    A detour means you take a roundabout route to get to your destination - a detour is what happens when roadworks are being carried out and traffic is diverted onto other roads.

    They are not synonymous and both are used in BrE.

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