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Can I use these interchangeably? (after raining etc., there is a big hole in it) The road's down. and The road is collapsed.
Sep 25, 2018 8:40 PM
Answers · 2
I agree with Robert. Neither of these options sound natural. I would say the road is closed, the road is closed down, or the road is under construction.
September 25, 2018
At least for American English, both sound unnatural. We would more commonly use "The road is out" or "The road is impassable." You may also use "The road is closed" which is more common when a local government authority officially closes a road due to repair or damage.
September 25, 2018
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