Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Traffic"

The meaning of "Traffic" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I’ve never driven in traffic on my own/by myself. mean?
A: I’ve never driven in traffic on my own/by myself.

First of all, "I’ve never driven in traffic on my own" and "I’ve never driven in traffic by myself" mean the same thing. I think you know that.

"I’ve never driven in traffic on my own" means that I've never driven in traffic without someone sitting next to me; every time I've driven in traffic, someone was always with me.

"Traffic" means more than one car driving on the road at the same time.

To drive in traffic means to drive with other cars around.
If you are driving in an empty parking lot, you are not driving in traffic because there are no other cars around.
If you are driving on a side road and there are no other cars around, you are not driving in traffic.
(A side road is a smaller and less important road leading off a main road.)
Q: What does "She would be here by now unless she was stuck in traffic." mean? Is this referring to the present time? Why is "was" used in there? Is this going to convey a guess? Can you please provide some more similar examples? mean?
A: It means that the person usually is on time but unfortunately something has occurred to stop them from coming on time

it is referring to the present time.The word was was used to compare the persons behavior in the past versus what is happening right now.

The speaker is guessing what has happened to the person who is supposed to be coming to the meeting.

Q: What does traffic lights mean?
A: They are those things that tell you to stop, wait, and go on the road. Those things that usually hang off wires and have three lights colored green, yellow, and blue.
Q: What does in the backed-up traffic mean?
A: Traffic is a reference to a lot of things in one area. When traffic is referred to as "backed-up", that means there is a lot of traffic. Because it is used in a sentence with a crash, we can usually conclude that it is a car crash. "Traffic" is frequently used with car traffic and a crash would usually cause a lot of cars to get "backed-up" meaning stopped and stuck. When there is a car crash, traffic follows. Roberson's grandmother is worried about the people in the crash, hoping that it isn't Bianca who got hurt.
Q: What does all this oncoming traffic mean?
A: It means to go against the flow of traffic. To have traffic coming towards you. Traffic coming in your direction

Example sentences using "Traffic"

Q: Please show me example sentences with no traffic. too much traffic .
A: Okay, I will give it a shot.

"The interstate was wide open as I cruised along in my mini van."

"After coming home from work, the traffic became congested. I had to sit in traffic for two hours!"

"It is known that rush hour produces more traffic than other hours. This is witnessed by the bursts of cars as people come home from (or go to) work.

How are those?
Q: Please show me example sentences with traffic jam.
A: I'm stuck in a traffic jam.

I was stuck in a traffic jam for 3 hours yesterday.

There was a traffic jam on the motorway this morning.

I hate being stuck in traffic jams.

Q: Please show me example sentences with traffic, please. .
A: "I'm stuck in traffic"
"There's a lot of traffic today"
"There's bad traffic on the roads"
Q: Please show me example sentences with Merge. When we use in the traffic context.
A: I merged into the left lane.
Q: Please show me example sentences with More traffic jams.
A: You souldnt go From this way there is more traffic jam !
Traffic jams is something really offen in Citys!
I have to get up early so that I can avoin the traffic jam !
Don't worry about the traffic jam !!
Traffic jam is getting in to my nerves ,when I want to go fast to work!

Synonyms of "Traffic" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between The traffic was jammed. and The road was jammed. and The cars were jammed. ?
A:

Traffic was heavy
The traffic was very heavy
Traffic was jammed all the way to X street
X street was jammed
The road was jammed
Cars were lined up all the way to X street

These are the most common ways to say it (that I can recall right now)
Q: What is the difference between i have stuck in traffic and i have got stuck in traffic ?
A: Those aren’t quite correct. You’d normally say something like “I’m stuck in traffic,” or “I was stuck in traffic,” or “I got stuck in traffic.”
Q: What is the difference between once you reach the traffic light, turn left. and once you have reached the traffic lights, turn left. ?
A: Both can be used in the exact same way. The only difference I can spot is that “once you have reached” sounds a little bit more “formal”. Once you reach sounds like what a person on the street would say to me, while reached sounds like something I’d read or would hear from someone who’s working in a slight fancier parking lot
Q: What is the difference between "We'd better go now before the traffic gets bad." and "We'd rather go now before the traffic gets bad." and "We might just as well go now before the traffic gets bad." ?
A: “We’d better go now before the traffic gets bad”

—> We should go now or else the traffic will be bad when we leave.

—> has a connotation of something bad happening if you don’t do it (like here, the traffic will eat bad if you don’t go now)

—> best outcome



“We’d rather go now before the traffic gets bad.”

—> We‘d prefer to go now because the traffic will get bad later

—> preference



“We might as well go now before the traffic gets bad”

—> if we’re going to do it, then we should do it now before the traffic gets bad

—> reluctant/unenthusiastic
Q: What is the difference between She turned to see her traffic cart parked at expired meter. and She turned and saw her traffic cart parked at expired meter. ?
A: They're pretty much the same - technically if 'she turned to see...' then she is turning around with the intention of looking at the meter. Whereas if 'she turned and saw. . .' then she was just casually turning around and happened to notice the meter. But the difference is very slight 😀

Translations of "Traffic"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 信号機が赤から青に変わる

traffic (light or lights?) (turn or change?) blue from red.
A: the traffic lights turned/changed (どちらでもいいですよ) from red to to blue.
https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/traffic-light-or-traffic-lights.2861849/
上記のウェブサイトによると、どうやらアメリカ英語ではtraffic lightが使われて、それに対してイギリス英語ではtraffic lightが使われそうです。
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ‎‎Does it sound natural?
There is traffic control in this area on weekends. Our tour bus needs to park at the designated park lot and we will change to take the shuttle bus up to the mountain.
A: Nice job by the way!
I edited some of the text to sound more natural.
“There is traffic control in this area on weekends.
Our tour bus needs to park at the designated parking lot. Then, we will take the shuttle bus up to the mountain.”
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? traffic jam in/on the street?
A: Stuck in traffic
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I was got stuck in the traffic
A: I got stuck in traffic
I was stuck in traffic
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? There is so much traffic
A: There is a lot of traffic.

Other questions about "Traffic"

Q: Depending on the traffic, the arrival time may be delayed. does this sound natural?
A: Depending on traffic, the arrival time may be delayed.
Q: I'm stuck in traffic does this sound natural?
A: you can also say "i'm stuck on traffic"
Q: Witnessed a traffic accident just now.

I think witness is not actuate enough since when we went by the accident happened and we didn't sight the crash. So what's the proper expression? does this sound natural?
A: I think witness refers more to 'I saw it happening', if you didn't actually see the car crash happen I think 'I passed by a car crash' is more accurate.
Q: It could be traffic jam at that time. does this sound natural?
A: More natural:

There could be a traffic jam at that time.
Q: They can't distinguish a red and green of traffic light, because red and green look the same to them. does this sound natural?
A: "They can't distinguish between a red and green traffic light"

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