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    What is the definition ("street canyon")?

    Anyone knows the definition of "street canyon"?

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    #2

    re: What is the definition ("street canyon")?

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    Anyone knows the definition of "street canyon"?
    The space between two high rise buildings.
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    #3

    re: What is the definition ("street canyon")?

    the deep, narrow, valley-like space above a street in a city, created by tall buildings on both sides which resembles the natural landform with the same name.

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    re: What is the definition ("street canyon")?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    the deep, narrow, valley-like space above a street in a city, created by tall buildings on both sides which resembles the natural landform with the same name.
    Excellent, except I wouldn't say "above a street". The "canyon" includes the street.


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    Re: What is the definition ("street canyon")?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    Anyone knows the definition of "street canyon"?
    Say:
    Does anyone know...?

    or

    Can someone tell me...?

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    Re: What is the definition ("street canyon")?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Say:
    Does anyone know...?

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    Can someone tell me...?
    "Can someone tell me...?" sounds better, I would say.

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    Re: What is the definition ("street canyon")?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    "Can someone tell me...?" sounds better, I would say.
    And also the question 'Does anyone know...?' leaves you open to unhelpful responses, such as "Yes I can. Next question?"

    You could also say 'Could someone tell me... ?' Another alternative is 'Would someone tell me..?' But this is often used as a sign of exasperation: 'I've been asking this question for hours, and it's not funny any more. Would somebody please tell me the answer?'



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