To and fro, from towns to fields

lzarzalejo73

Senior Member
Spanish
In the following sentence I'm not sure if I'm expressing the idea clearly enough. I think "between" would not do, so I've written: "Flocks of jackdaws fly to and fro, from towns to nearby fields, looking for food." Thanks in advance for your comments.
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    "Flocks of jackdaws fly to and fro, from towns to nearby fields, looking for food." :cross:
    "Flocks of jackdaws fly to and fro, between towns and nearby fields, looking for food." :tick:

    The problem is that either (i) to and fro is adverbial means to and from, and so 1. has redundancy in it -> we go to and fro between places. Or (ii) the jackdaws are stopping in order to fly to and fro (here and there, in a random fashion) whilst they travel from the towns to the fields.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top