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Can I say,

(a) They cross safely pedestrian crossing /at the zebra-crossing.

(b) They cross road safely / They cross safely.
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Hi,

Can I say,

(a) They cross safely at the pedestrian crossing /at the zebra-crossing.

(b) They cross the road safely / They cross safely.

Vincent, forgive me for mentioning this. You never or rarely seem to say 'please' or 'thank you'. Perhaps these small courtesies are not important in your native culture. But in English culture, they are.

Clive
Thank you so much for your help.

What is the differences between "cross safely " and " cross the road safely"?
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Hi,

No difference, as long as people who hear you say cross safely understand that you are talking about a road and not, eg, a river.

Clive
Hi, Clive

What about the following?

(a) They safely crossed the pedestrian crossing.

(b) They safely crossed the road.
Hi,

B is better.

With A, it sounds odd to say 'they . . . crossed . . . the crossing'. Too repetitious.

Clive
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Thank you very much, Clive!

I understand what you mean by the sentence being repetitious.

Anyhow, I was taught that the adverb must be as close as possible to the verb that it qualifies. In that respect, do you think my sentences (notwithstanding the repetitious one) are better in terms of making the meaning clearer.
Hi,

Since they are short sentences and easy to understand, both adverb positions are fine.

Clive
Thank you very much, Clive. That was helpful.
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