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    Asking/Giving Directions

    These puzzled me in chapter I just finished in my textbook.

    1.

    Как проехать к ...?
    Как проехать на...?
    Как доехать до...?

    Any rule on when to use any of these three?

    2.

    The answer the textbook gives to one problem is:

    От станции <Театральная> доедешь до станции <Беларусская>.

    Why

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    1.

    Как проехать к ...?
    Как проехать на...?
    Как доехать до...?

    Any rule on when to use any of these three?
    I'm not sure when to use the first two. Actually, I think you don't need them. Just use "Как доехать до...?" It's the most common version.

    [quote]2.

    The answer the textbook gives to one problem is:

    От станции <Театральная> доедешь до станции <Беларусская>.

    Why
    Please correct my mistakes if you can, especially article usage.
    My avatar shall be the author I'm currently reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim84
    Rephrase your question so that ordinary people like me can understand it
    There is NOTHING ordinary about you! :P
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    на троллейбусе

    Does "на" + prep. in cases of transportion fill the same roll as "по" + dative in cases of communication?
    Do you mean phrases such as: по телефону, по Интернету, по аське - vs. на троллейбусе, на автобусе, на машине. If so, you are right. We generally use на meaning 'by means of' in cases of transportation and по with the same meaning in cases of communication.
    There is NOTHING ordinary about you!
    What about me, honey? haha!!!
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    Re: Asking/Giving Directions

    Quote Originally Posted by Woland
    Как проехать к ...?
    Как проехать на...?
    The difference is in the point of your destination.
    Как проехать к ...? (to smth. - often about any standalone object)
    Как проехать на...? (in the middle of smth.)

    1) Как проехать на cтанцию метро "ххх"?

    2) Как проехать к Большому Театру (к школе, к метро, etc.)?
    You can't say "Как проехать на Большой Театр?". It sounds like you're going to go right on the roof og the building. The same with "Как проехать в Большой Театр?" (sounds akward).

    Sometimes these phrases are interchangable ("на" often can be replaced with "к").
    Как проехать к улице Пупкина?
    Как проехать на улицу Пупкина?

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    There is NOTHING ordinary about you!
    Why, I have one head, two eyes, two arms and two legs! :P
    Please correct my mistakes if you can, especially article usage.
    My avatar shall be the author I'm currently reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    What about me, honey? haha!!!
    I only just now realized that my comment could be taken that way, provided it was read by the wrong person...
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Re: Asking/Giving Directions

    Quote Originally Posted by Woland
    Белoрусская
    Придёт весна и мы раскроем окна..
    Айда на встречу друг другу!
    Придёт весна и яркое солнце
    Растопит лёд старых обид глупых.

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