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Dear all,

Kindly tell me whether the following sentences are correct. If correct, please tell me the difference in the meaning.

1) I was walking on the road.

2) I was walking along the road.

3) I was walking in the road.


Thank you.

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Kindly tell me whether the following sentences are correct. Yes, they are.

If correct, please tell me the difference in the meaning. Sometimes, no difference will b intended. But here are a few comments on nuances.


1) I was walking on the road. eg not on the grass.

2) I was walking along the road. Stresses i was going from one place to another.

3) I was walking in the road. Sounds like I was not on the sidewalk. A car might hit me.

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cat navy 4251) I was walking on the road.

You might get knocked down by a passing truck!

cat navy 4253) I was walking in the road.

This emphasizes even more that you may be obstructing the flow of traffic. It's related to the expression "in the way".

Example: Suppose you are stop to read a map in front of the door to a hotel. Someone tells you:

Please stand aside. You're in the way of people who are trying to get into the building.

cat navy 4252) I was walking along the road.

This suggests you were at the side of the road, which is a safer place to walk. Personally, I would use this expression.

CJ

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