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    #1

    Grammar loose

    Hello!

    I am reading a book, and I will have few question.

    I do not want to open a new thread for a new question so I have decided to ask informations here, in my thread

    I am french so do not be surprised if I make mistakes from time to time...

    Ok I have a first question :

    Could you explain when do you use :

    On the left or To the left (or right) ?

    example I have in my book :

    " Watch out for fast moving traffic to your left!"

    Is it possible to use On your left too in this sentence ? or not ?

    what is the difference please ?

    thank you very much for your help


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    Re: Grammar loose

    Quote Originally Posted by sam34 View Post
    Hello!

    I am reading a book, and I will have few question.

    I do not want to open a new thread for a new question so I have decided to ask informations here, in my thread

    I am french so do not be surprised if I make mistakes from time to time...

    Ok I have a first question :

    Could you explain when do you use :

    On the left or To the left (or right) ?

    example I have in my book :

    " Watch out for fast moving traffic to your left!"

    Is it possible to use On your left too in this sentence ? or not ?

    what is the difference please ?

    thank you very much for your help
    A new thread for a new question is neater.

    In the context of the sentence "to the left" tells you that the traffic is coming from that direction as you look at the road from the side. "On the left" = The traffic is going past you on the left hand side and you will be facing the same way.

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    Re: Grammar loose

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "On the left" = The traffic is going past you on the left hand side and you will be facing the same way.
    You mean, if I understand well, a traffic on a parallele course ?

    thanks a lot

    Sam


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    #4

    Re: Grammar loose

    Yes

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