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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Roundabout    



Please, vote for the correct meaning of the expression:
1. ? 2. ?
Or you can use it in sentence 3.
Thank you for your help!

11 Feb 2020      

United Kingdom

I don�t think we�d use it if you were taking the first exit; you might say something like at the roundabout, take the first exit.... Certainly, it is fine for Number 3, also Number 1. For Number 2, you might say something like go all the way round the roundabout.

11 Feb 2020     


Go straight through the roundabout. (1)
Continue at the roundabout.
Go back at the roundabout.
Make a U-turn at the roundabout. (2)
Turn left at the roundabout.
Take the 3rd exit. (3)
"Turn left" is a lot clearer to me, but referring to "exits" seems
to be more common, in GPS/satnav systems at least.

11 Feb 2020     

United States

We call a roundabout a traffic circle in the US.  We say drive around, not go round.

12 Feb 2020     


I think these days Google maps has normalised the expression "at the roundabout, take the [first/ second/ third] exit. I would use "go around" to replace the verb "take" in your sentence, but I would still specify which exit.

12 Feb 2020     

United States

1.Through the roundabout
2. Around the roundabout
3. Half way through the roundabout (could also use around the roundabout)
my take is: If you start at 6 o�clock and go to the right side of the circle,  anything beyond 12 o�clock (left of the 6-12 axis) can be considered "going around".

17 Feb 2020