Welcome to
ESL Printables, the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans,  activities, etc.
Our collection is growing every day with the help of many teachers. If you want to download you have to send your own contributions.

 


 

 

 

ESL Forum:

Techniques and methods in Language Teaching

Games, activities and teaching ideas

Grammar and Linguistics

Teaching material

Concerning worksheets

Concerning powerpoints

Concerning online exercises

Make suggestions, report errors

Ask for help

Message board

 

ESL forum > Ask for help > COULD YOU DO ME A FAVOUR?    

COULD YOU DO ME A FAVOUR?



nhimyeu
Vietnam

COULD YOU DO ME A FAVOUR?
 
I am wondering if this sentence is correct:

In which direction does the front of the building face? 

Do we need preposition In in this sentence? What happen if I omit it from this sentence?

One more question. Which sentence is correct?

The front of the building faces the west.
The front of the building faces west?


Thank you very much for your help. I am eager to wait for your answer.

Regards,
Nhimyeu


22 Apr 2012      



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Hi Nhimyeu, no, you don ´t need, ´in ´ - it ´s just ´Which direction... ´

´The front of the building faces west ´, is correct. 



22 Apr 2012     



storyteller
France

I would say it faces west , with no preposition 

22 Apr 2012     



libertybelle
United States

There are only 2 correct answers to your question:

either

The front of the building faces west
 or

The front of the building faces to the west

22 Apr 2012     



nhimyeu
Vietnam

Thank you very much Storyteller, Cunliffe and libertybell  for spending time answering my questions.

Best regards, Nhimyeu

23 Apr 2012     



douglas
United States

I basically agree with our colleagues above with just a couple exceptions.
 
1) Both question forms are correct (both with or without ""in").
 
2) If refering to the West as a named location you could say: "The building faces the West." (this would be similar to saying: "The building faces the Taj Mahal."
 
Cheers,
Douglas

23 Apr 2012