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    collided

    Please correct these sentences

    1.On her Dubai to Sharjah drive, another car collided with her car from behind.

    2.She was fined with Dhs.500 for not keeping the lane discipline.

    3.The new rule of renewing the license every year will come into existence from next year onwards.

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    Re: collided

    To collide generally implies coming together in impact. What you describe is more commonly refered to as a rear-ender. I would say her car was rear-ended (and not need to say, from behind). It sounds coarse in writing, but I don't think collided is right unless the vehicles "meet" in some fashion. I'm sure this is open to debate, however.


    For not keeping the lane disciplin
    e might be rephrased as for not staying within (or in) her own lane.


    The new rule of renewing the license ... might be phrased as The new regulation requiring the renewal of ...

    And I prefer using licence for the noun, and license for the verb, a preference fewer and fewer seem to respect nowadays. There are still purists among us, however....

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    Re: collided

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    please correct these sentences

    1.on her dubai to sharjah drive, another car collided with her car from behind.
    'another car rear-ended her' is very authentic english, but 'another car collided with her from behind' is good too. You don't need the second "car".

    2.she was fined with dhs.500 for not keeping the lane discipline.
    1...omit "with".
    2...as jlinger said, or 'for not (being)(staying) in the correct lane.'


    3.the new rule of renewing the license every year will come into existence from next year onwards.
    1..omit "from" and "onwards".
    2...i think 'law' is better than "rule".

    regards,
    muktha
    There seems to be some problem accepting capital letters.

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