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    is it fine and natural, please?

    The traffic is very violent today! A lot of cars passing [by] us (our car) in high speed...!

    Thanks.
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    Re: is it fine and natural, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    The traffic is very violent today! A lot of cars passing [by] us (our car) in high speed...!

    Thanks.
    Your sentences are not natural, especially the use of the word "violent". You can talk about a violent collision, but not 'violent traffic'.

    You can say something like, 'The traffic is really crazy today, a lot of cars racing down the street at high speed.!


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    Re: is it fine and natural, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    The traffic is very violent today! A lot of cars passing [by] us (our car) in high speed...!

    Thanks.
    The traffic is very busy today. A lot of cars are passing by us at high speed.

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    #4

    Re: is it fine and natural, please?

    thanks a lot.

    I wonder if "racing down" would suggest that I was watching the traffic from the sidewalk.

    I'd like to convey the idea that the cars are traveling at a speed higher than mine.

    the cars at my rear sped up, passed by my car and got out of sight.

    should I simply say "race down" or is it possible another collocation that makes clear that I'm also on the road and the cars are effectively "passing" my car?

    thanks.

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    Re: is it fine and natural, please?

    Hi jctgf

    Try,
    The cars behind me raced up, sped by and flashed out of sight.

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    I'd like to convey the idea that the cars are traveling at a faster speed than mine.

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