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    Can you help me ?About English.

    I think i should post this new thread to ask a question.

    That is :

    Surpose a friend of mine has gone to a classroom. I ask him on the telephone:"Where are you?"
    And he answered:"I'm in the building to the classroom."
    what's the meaning of "the building to the classroom"?

    A. The classroom is in the building.
    B. The building is opposite to the classroom.

    Which one is the right answer?
    Or, there's an another answer ?

    ¡¾Is there any mistake in my English above? Please help me to correct it . ¡¿

    Any reply would be appreciated.
    Thank you very much.Thank you!!!
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    Yes, your friend's English is incorrect. It sounds like your friend is trying to tell you "I'm in the building, in the classroom," or "I'm inside the building with the classroom," or something like that. Either way, I would interpret this statement the way you said it in option A.
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    probably A
    I'm inside the building with the classroom

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    Or "I'm in the building with the classroom"
    Or "I'm in the building by the classroom"

    Two totally different meanings depending upon the prepostion.

    I don't know which of many he intended to use, I only know that "...to the classroom" is incorrect.
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    Your replies help.Thank you.
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    your welcome,
    Let us know which is correct.

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    Was one party on a cellphone? Maybe a word was dropped? Perhaps the intent was: "I'm in the building heading to the classroom."
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    Originally posted by doot
    your welcome,
    Let us know which is correct.
    Seeing as this is a thread about the correct use of English, I think you mean "you're".
    Jon

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    "I'm in the building, *going* to the classroom"?

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    Personally, I think *your* english is fine and your friend is the one who needs help.

    I would say Answer A as well.
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    I believe answer A.
    People from newfoundland here sometimes use 'to' in expressions like that. "Where ya to?" -> "Where are you?"
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    Originally posted by jonathanbull
    Seeing as this is a thread about the correct use of English, I think you mean "you're".
    **correct "usage" of English..

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    Originally posted by JSpired
    **correct "usage" of English..
    I just knew that would happen...
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    I'll answer "A"

    In the building to (the right or left - ** direction ** ) of the classroom

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