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    Wink I have to stopover 2 times at sunny-bank and city.

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Is your place convenient to get to the Uni?

    B: No, because there is no direct bus,
    ⓐI have to stopover 2 times at sunny-bank and city.
    ⓑI have to transfer 2 times at sunny-bank and city.

    What about you?


    A: Mine is very convenient,
    ⓐit just takes 20 minutes by foot.
    ⓑit just takes 20 minutes by walking.

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    Re: I have to stopover 2 times at sunny-bank and city.

    I'd use change for a bus: I have to change at Sunny Bank and City.

    ⓐit just takes 20 minutes on foot.
    ⓑit just takes 20 minutes walking.

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    Re: I have to stopover 2 times at sunny-bank and city.

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Is your place near the Uni?

    B: No, because there is no direct bus,
    ⓐI have to stop twice, at Sunny Bank and City.
    ⓑI have to transfer twice, at Sunny Bank and City.

    What about you?


    A: Mine is very convenient.
    It just takes twenty minutes on foot.
    It just takes
    twenty minutes xxx walking.
    1. Notice the comma after twice. Without a comma, you're stopping twice at one place called Sunny Bank and City. With a comma, you're stopping once at Sunny Bank and once at City.

    2. There are many opinions about whether to write our numbers or use digits. One popular general rule is to spell out single-word numbers (ten, twenty, a hundred) but use digits for numbers of more than one word (25, 300).

    3. The idiom for walking is on foot, not by foot. You can travel on foot or but otherwise, you generally have to travel by car, by train, by bus, by airplane, by boat.

    You can travel by horse or on horseback.

    =O.

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