across from

hly2004

Banned
chinese
Hi, everyone:

The store is direct across from the street.(illustrated as below)

----【store】

-- ->street------->

-------me

I wonder what I could say if it is indirectly across from the street

such as

【store】

-- ->street------->

------------------me

or

------------【store】

-- ->street------->

me

Best wishes
 
  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    No, I'm afraid you can't say, "The store is indirectly across from the street"; however, you could say, "The store is on the opposite side of the street from me" OR "The store is on the other side of the street from me."
     

    hly2004

    Banned
    chinese
    Thank you, Joelline

    But I wonder if I could put the information of "middle”, "left" or "right" (as is shown in the three illustrations) in the sentence as well. If I could, how could I distinguish the first one and the last two.

    :)
     

    Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    If the store is to the left, you can simply add this information if it is essential: "The store is on the opposite side of the street from me, on the left." If the store is to the right, you can say that, as well.
     
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