pass through the gate arc

Metanoy

Senior Member
Russian
Good day!

There exists a phrase "to pass through the gate". It's ok.
But what if I want to say "to pass through the gate arc" of "to pass through the arc of the gate"?

A man passed through the arc of the gate.
or
A man passed through the gate arc.

Does it sound normal?
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I would use "to pass through the arc of the gate" for a style purpose, for example, in poetry.
    But it’s not good style. In fact, it’s not even the usual word to use if you mean the arch of a gateway. And most gates don’t have any kind of arch or arc.
     

    Metanoy

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Oh, Google books shows many examples with arch of the gate.
    Arc was wrong.
    Thank you!
     
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