Somebody asked me about the usage of the word distance in a sentence. I have my own ideas about it, particularly the difference between at a distance of and for a distance of.
Unfortunately, I’m afraid that the whole answer is in fact connected to something else: a bit of knowledge of road markings perhaps. So I hesitate to talk about only the grammar aspect.
My friend wants to express this:
Do not paint 50 m on the right and left sides from the ends of the ramp, and plus the width of the ramp.
My friend thinks she can say this:
Do not paint the edge line of the road along every ramp at a distance of 50 m on the right and left turns.
This is how far I’ve gotten in reconstructing it in my head:
Do not paint the edgelines of the road for a distance of 50 m on both sides of a ramp
Am I still on the right track?