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    A Drive By

    There are so many verbs of motion...

    What is the expression:

    Drive by (the theatre, the bank, etc...) --
    as in let us drive by and take a look (but don't stop).

    Contrast that expression with the expression:

    Drive to (the theatre, ...) -- a destination.

    I guess I am looking for the imperative, but I don't know whether to use на or some other prep...

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    Re: A Drive By

    Quote Originally Posted by blueclue7
    There are so many verbs of motion...

    What is the expression:

    Drive by (the theatre, the bank, etc...) --
    as in let us drive by and take a look (but don't stop).

    Contrast that expression with the expression:

    Drive to (the theatre, ...) -- a destination.

    I guess I am looking for the imperative, but I don't know whether to use на or some other prep...
    as in let us drive by and take a look - давай проедем мимо театра/рядом с театром, и посмотрим.
    Drive to the theater - Поехать в театр

    there's an old joke that goes
    пролетарии это те кто всегда пролетает
    a play on words proletariat and пролетать, the formet means the same as in english, the working classes, and the latter literally means to fly past (вот пуля прлетела - here a bullet flew past) but it can also mean to fail to get whatever you were trying to get - я стоял в очередеи целый час и прямо перед моим носом все закончилось и я как всегда опять пролетел.- I stood in line a whole hour and then right before it was my turn they ran out of the stuff and I failed to get it again as usual.

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    Sorry for off-topic, but when I saw the title—"A drive-by"—I immediately thought about black cars, guys in black hats, tommy-guns and stuff....

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    same here

    Quote Originally Posted by translations.nm.ru
    Sorry for off-topic, but when I saw the title—"A drive-by"—I immediately thought about black cars, guys in black hats, tommy-guns and stuff....
    my first thought was GTA

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    And that is? -- government transport assistance?

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    He means Grand Theft Auto

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