I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home".

Status
Not open for further replies.

tufguy

VIP Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2014
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Hindi
Home Country
India
Current Location
India
A customer to a taxi company over the phone: I just availed your taxi service. I want to make a complaint against the driver who drove me "home" or "to my destination". This person cheated and despite being asked not to take a longer route he took the longer route to get more money. He could have taken me to my destination "via" or "from" Greenfield but he took the Bristol path. That was a long cut and added ten kilometers to my journey.

Please check my sentences.
 

tedmc

VIP Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2014
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
Malaysia
Current Location
Malaysia
A customer to a taxi company over the phone:
A customer called a taxi company and here is the telephone conversation:

I just [STRIKE]availed[/STRIKE] used your taxi service.

I [STRIKE]want[/STRIKE] would like to make a complaint against the driver who drove me [STRIKE]"home" or "to my destination"[/STRIKE] from A to B.

Number of the taxi?

This person cheated and despite being asked not to take a longer route he took the longer route to get more money.
The driver was not being honest; he took me through a longer route even though I had told him not to.

He could have taken me to my destination "via" or "from" Greenfield but he took the Bristol path. That was a long cut and added ten kilometers to my journey.

He could have taken the route via Greenfield but he took the Bristol route which was 10 km longer.

Please check my sentences.
.
 

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
Note that the opposite of 'a short cut' is not 'a long cut'.

We say 'The driver went a long way round'.
 

tufguy

VIP Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2014
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Hindi
Home Country
India
Current Location
India
Note that the opposite of 'a short cut' is not 'a long cut'.

We say 'The driver went a long way round'.

Can I say "He took me a long way round" or "He took a long way round to my destination"?
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
Can I say "He took me a long way round" or "He took a long way round to my destination"?

In BrE, we would say "He took [me] the long way round". I would probably say something like "He didn't take the shortest/quickest route".
 

tufguy

VIP Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2014
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Hindi
Home Country
India
Current Location
India
In BrE, we would say "He took [me] the long way round". I would probably say something like "He didn't take the shortest/quickest route".

Can we say "He took the long way round to my destination"?
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top