+0
Hi everyone,

Suppose, I am driving on an even road. After one point the road slopes upwards. Then again we come to an even road. But after one point the road slopes downwards. In this context, I would like to know which of the following sentences are apt. And also tell me what are all contexts the following sentences can be used. If they are incorrect, please correct them.

I am driving uphill.
I am driving downhill.
I am driving slope upwards
I am driving slope downwards.
I am driving up the road.
I am driving down the road.
+1
cat navy 425I am driving uphill.
I am driving downhill.

OK.

You can also say "I am driving up/down a/the hill".

cat navy 425I am driving slope upwards
I am driving slope downwards.

No.

cat navy 425I am driving up the road.
I am driving down the road.

These are OK, but note that "up" and "down" in "up/down the road" often do not refer to elevation change, but mean more or less the same as "along".

Comments  
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Thanks a lot. I'd like to ask you one question. The sentence "I am driving uphill/downhill" gives me a feeling that "I am driving over a hill rather than driving in the road.'
cat navy 425Thanks a lot. I'd like to ask you one question. The sentence "I am driving uphill/downhill" gives me a feeling that "I am driving over a hill rather than driving in the road.'

"driving uphill/downhill" can refer to driving on any type of surface, whether e.g. road, track or off-road, depending on context.

"driving over a hill" refers to reaching and then passing over the summit of a hill. Again, it could apply to any driving surface, depending on context.

I understand now. Thanks a lot.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?

>>>>>>The sentence "I am driving uphill/downhill" gives me a feeling that "I am driving over a hill rather than driving in the road.'



Sometimes, when you try to define the meaning of every word in a sentence, it only impedes your learning progress; such as in the case of your question. Let's assume that you are driving on a country road with many rolling hill and you are on the phone with your friend trying to describe where you are, you can simply tell him, you are on a country road with rolling hills. In reality, people are not interested in knowing if you are going up / down hills.

Thanks a lot.

[Incorrect response deleted by moderator Rover_KE.]

Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies