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Hi everyone

1, How many stops are there before Tokyo Station?
Maybe it's okay.

2, Tokyo Station is the third station from this station.
Does it make sense?
Can you rewrite it in a question form meaning like the frist sentence above?

Thanks
LiJ
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LiveinjapanHi everyone

1, How many stops are there before Tokyo Station?
Maybe it's okay. This is fine

2, Tokyo Station is the third station from this station.
Does it make sense? It makes sense, but more usually it would be "Tokyo Station is the third station after this one".

Can you rewrite it in a question form meaning like the frist sentence above? After this station, how many stations are there to Tokyo?

Thanks
LiJ

Thank you Feebs!
"Tokyo Station is the third station after this one".

1, How many stops are there before Tokyo Station?
The answer could be "2", couldn't it?

2, After this station, how many stations are there to Tokyo Station?
The answer could be "3", right?

Can I rewrite 2 to 'How many stations are there to Tokyo Station from this one?'
But the answer could be "3" or "4", right?

Thanks
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LiveinjapanThank you Feebs!
"Tokyo Station is the third station after this one".
1, How many stops are there before Tokyo Station?
The answer could be "2", couldn't it? Yes

2, After this station, how many stations are there to Tokyo Station?
The answer could be "3", right? Yes

Can I rewrite 2 to 'How many stations are there to Tokyo Station from this one?'
But the answer could be "3" or "4", right? The answer will still be 3, as the one you are in cannot be included unless you say so : How many stations are there to Tokyo including this one?

Thanks
Your answers seem perfect to me, Feebs. Emotion: smile
Thank you very much.Emotion: smile

LiJ
I understand 'How many stations are there before Tokyo Station?' sounds good.

How about:

"How many stops is Tokyo Station form this one?" "Tokyo Station is the third station form this one."

"Where is Tokyo Station from this one?" "Tokyo Station is the third station form this one."

If the answer needs to include the words 'the third station', these questions are correct?

LiJ
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Hi,

I think in actual practice, if you were on the train you'd say, "How many [more] stops to Tokoyo Station?" and the reply would be, "Three more stops." If the train were in the station at the time, the current stop wouldn't be counted.

If you were on the platform, you'd say, "How many stops to Tokoyo Station?", and the reply could be, "It's three stops from here." It's possible you might ask how many stations if you're on the platform, but on the train you're definately thinking about stops.

- A.

P.S. LiJ, the question in your last post - "are these questions correct?"
Then how can I say that

  • How many years more are there from now to the next Olypics?

  • How many years more to the next Olypics?

  • How many years more away is the next Olypics?
Answer is There are 1 more years. or It is 1 years away.?

Thanks
Hi,

(casual) "How many years off are/is the next Olympics?" How many years to/'til the next Olympics?" "There's one more year." "It's still one year off." "It's/They're one year away."

- A.
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