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    #1

    'and' vs 'with'

    "A pedestrian is dead today after being hit by a car at the intersection of Danforth and/with Coxwell Aves."

    hi,
    are both propositions possible in the sentence above, please?
    thanks.


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    #2

    Re: 'and' vs 'with'

    Yes, they are.

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    #3

    Re: 'and' vs 'with'

    I've only heard and:
    The accident happened at the intersection of X and Y.

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    #4

    Re: 'and' vs 'with'

    (not a professional teacher) I have to agree with Ron. Neither is wrong, but I don't think I have ever heard "intersection of X with Y", it 's always "and" here.

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    #5

    Re: 'and' vs 'with'

    I've never heard "with" used in this context, just "and." I wonder if it may have something to do with British English vs. American English. (I'm coming from an American English perspective.)


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    #6

    Re: 'and' vs 'with'

    "A pedestrian is dead today after being hit by a car at the intersection of Danforth Avenue with Coxwell Avenue."

    In BrE the above is correct note that avenue is singular. It would not be correct as "...Danforth with Coxwell Avenues (Aves.)."

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    #7

    Re: 'and' vs 'with'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "A pedestrian is dead today after being hit by a car at the intersection of Danforth Avenue with Coxwell Avenue."

    In BrE the above is correct note that avenue is singular. It would not be correct as "...Danforth with Coxwell Avenues (Aves.)."
    This means that the subject under discussion in this thread is one of those interesting anomalies in which NZ English follows US usage in preference to British. Thanks for the learning!

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    #8

    Re: 'and' vs 'with'

    Actually we would be much more likely to use "juction" rather than "intersection" as well.

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    #9

    Re: 'and' vs 'with'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Actually we would be much more likely to use "juction" rather than "intersection" as well.
    We have a major intersection in one of our larger cities that is called a Junction, but here that word is most often reserved for the tracks of the iron horses.

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