walking down/on the road

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aplomb

Member
India, Hindi,English
While talking to someone I got confused when I was about to say:

"I saw him walking on the road"

Is it incorrect as I have always seen the usage in the following manner
"walking down the street"

Is it correct to say
"I saw him walking down the road"
 
  • liliput

    Senior Member
    U.K. English
    Yes, it's more usual to say "walking down the road/street" or sometimes "walking up the street/road".
    If he was walking on the part where the cars go then I would say he was walking "in the road", and if not; "on the pavement".
     

    The Scrivener

    Banned
    England. English
    While talking to someone I got confused when I was about to say:

    "I saw him walking on the road"

    Is it incorrect as I have always seen the usage in the following manner
    "walking down the street"

    Is it correct to say
    "I saw him walking down the road"
    Hello aplomb,

    "I saw him walking down the road" is the better choice, and is colloquial British English. Walking on the road can be dangerous!

    You can also walk up the road.
     
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