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The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "the wa

1) The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "the way" or "the destination".

2) My friend left for the office went half way to office and came back. (I want to say he was on his way to office when he decided not to go to work and cam back home.)

Please check my sentences.
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

Do you honestly think "He dropped Keith half way to the way" is correct? What makes you think that "the way" is a synonym of "the destination"?
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

Do you honestly think "He dropped Keith half way to the way" is correct? What makes you think that "the way" is a synonym of "the destination"?

What should I say then "In the middle" or "before reaching the destination"? No I am not saying that they are synonyms. I thought both could be used here.
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

And if the driver didn't take Keith all the way to his destination, it would hardly be Alfred that he dropped off half way there.

 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

The driver only took Keith halfway to his destination before dropping him off.
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

And if the driver didn't take Keith all the way to his destination, it would hardly be Alfred that he dropped off half way there.


What is "Alfred"?
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

The driver only took Keith halfway to his destination before dropping him off.

Can we say "The driver dropped him halfway to his destination" or "He was dropped half way to his destination by the driver"? Is it mandatory to say "To his destination" can't we say "To the destination" or "Halfway to the place where he wanted to go"?

How about my second sentence?
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

Can we say "The driver dropped him halfway to his destination" - No or "He was dropped half way to his destination by the driver" - No? Is it mandatory to say "To his destination" can't we say "To the destination" - "the" or "his" destination is fine.
How about my second sentence?

See above.
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

What is "Alfred"?
It was a too subtle suggestion that you don't need to say Keith twice. If the driver didn't take Keith all the way to his destination, it's obviously Keith who was dropped off half way there - not someone else (Alfred is the someone else).
Put simply, you should use 'him', not 'Keith' on the second mention.
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

See above.


"The driver only took Keith halfway to his destination before dropping him off" this is the only way of saying it. I need to memorise it. Am I correct? "Keith who was dropped off half way there" it is written by Raymott. What is the problem with these "The driver dropped him halfway to his destination"or "He was dropped half way to his destination by the driver". I mean could you please explain this to me so that I can understand it in a better way?
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

"He was dropped off", not "He was dropped".
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

"Drop" can be used without "off" in BrE.

Where do you want me to drop you?
You can drop me here.

Mum: Did you get a taxi home?
Daughter: Yes.
Mum: I didn't see it pull up outside.
Daughter: I got him to drop me round the corner.
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

"Drop" can be used without "off" in BrE.

Where do you want me to drop you?
You can drop me here.

Mum: Did you get a taxi home?
Daughter: Yes.
Mum: I didn't see it pull up outside.
Daughter: I got him to drop me round the corner.

"The driver only took Keith halfway to his destination before dropping him off" this is the only way of saying it. I need to memorise it. Am I correct? "Keith who was dropped off half way there" it is written by Raymott. What is the problem with these "The driver dropped him halfway to his destination"or "He was dropped half way to his destination by the driver". I mean could you please explain this to me so that I can understand it in a better way?
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

EMS already sort of explained it in post #2. We might use "out of the way" in some cases but not how you framed it.
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

EMS already sort of explained it in post #2. We might use "out of the way" in some cases but not how you framed it.

Sorry but I do not understand this.

Are you saying we can say "We can say he was dropped off half way" but not "He was dropped off half way to his destination"?
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

No!

He was dropped off halfway. :tick:
He was dropped off halfway to the destination. :tick:
He was dropped off halfway to his destination. :tick:
He was dropped off halfway to the way :cross:

If you don't understand why I have given the fourth example, go back to post #1 and look at it very carefully. You should be able to see why we thought you were suggesting that as an option. (Your original sentence started "He dropped Keith".)
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

No!

He was dropped off halfway. :tick:
He was dropped off halfway to the destination. :tick:
He was dropped off halfway to his destination. :tick:
He was dropped off halfway to the way :cross:

If you don't understand why I have given the fourth example, go back to post #1 and look at it very carefully. You should be able to see why we thought you were suggesting that as an option. (Your original sentence started "He dropped Keith".)

"The driver dropped him halfway to his destination" - No or "He was dropped half way to his destination by the driver" - No When I wrote this andrewg927 wrote that these sentences were wrong in post# 8.
 

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Re: The driver didn't take Keith to his destination. He dropped Keith half way to "th

You should use "drop off" like Raymott suggested or "drop" in the BE version. Choose what you like and be consistent.
 
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