I saw you (from) across the street

lgr632525968

Senior Member
Chinese
My little niece was kicking my dog and it made me angry. I decided to talk to her. I asked her why she kicked the dog. However, she denied. I said "Don't lie. I saw you do that from across the street."

(We were on different sides of the street.)

I wonder which one is correct, from across the street or across the street.

Thank you so much.
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    "I saw you do that from across the street."
    - I was on the other side of the street and I saw you do that. (Your first version is a natural way to say it.)
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "I saw you do that from across the street."
    - I was on the other side of the street and I saw you do that. (Your first version is a natural way to say it.)
    In the poster's context, where I was when I saw you is important so that is the best version.
    I saw you do that across the street.
    You were on the other side of the street and I saw you do that.
    This version emphasizes where you were or where that happened.
     
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