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Is this right vs. Is this correct? #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 27, 2009 14:47 pm   Is this right vs. Is this correct?
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #66 "How to ask the way", question 10

Is this ......... for the railway station?

(a) correct
(b) clear
(c) fine
(d) right

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #66 "How to ask the way", answer 10

Is this right for the railway station?

Correct answer: (d) right

Your answer was: incorrect
Is this correct for the railway station?
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Is this right vs. Is this correct? #2 (permalink) Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:27 am   Is this right vs. Is this correct?
 

I've got the same question! Could someone explain....?
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Is this right vs. Is this correct? #3 (permalink) Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:18 am   Is this right vs. Is this correct?
 

The expression itself is kinda weird.
Is this supposed to mean:
Will the way I'm on bring me to the railway station?
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Is this right vs. Is this correct? #4 (permalink) Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:11 am   Is this right vs. Is this correct?
 

I would say this is a rather clumsily worded question, which would be clearer like this:

"Is this the _____ way for the railway station?"
For 'way', you could substitute, 'road', 'route' or 'path'.

'Right' would be most English speaker's first option, but I have also heard 'correct' used informally too, as in "Did I take the correct path?"
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