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    #1

    to know the way

    I took them to the embassy today because I wanted them to know the way so that tomorrow they would be able to get there by their own.

    is this sentence ok, please?
    thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 31-May-2008 at 02:56.

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    #2

    Re: to know the way

    not a teacher

    ....I wanted them to know the way to get there so that...
    ....I wanted them to know the route so that....

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    #3

    Re: to know the way

    I took them to the Embassy today so that they would be able to get there on their own tomorrow.

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    #4

    Re: to know the way

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    I took them to the Embassy today so that they would be able to get there on their own tomorrow.


    hello soup,
    the expression "to know the way" doesn't sound very natural in English, right?
    do you think I can use another expression to convey this idea, i.g., that I want to teach them which streets and intersections to take and which u-turns to make so that they could get to their destination on their on?
    or, is it a thing that a native would never think that is necessary to say?
    thanks.

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    #5

    Re: to know the way

    How's this?
    I showed them the way to the Embassy today because I wanted them to be able to find their way there tomorrow on their own.

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