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comment Is “back the hall” accepted usage?
@PhilMJones I don't think the ambiguity of the meaning (where is she precisely?) is a problem. Someone "down the hall" might similarly be in the hall or a room connected to the hall, right? The phrase seems to me to be analogous to (if not a near equivalent of) "down the hall." I guess my question is that, because it sounds odd (to some ears at least) and doesn't fit any usage descriptions I've come across, is it an idiosyncratic (some would say, incorrect) usage or a documented/accepted usage, even if relatively rare. If the latter, is back functioning as a preposition like down?
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comment Is “back the hall” accepted usage?
Clarified question.
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revised Is “back the hall” accepted usage?
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asked Is “back the hall” accepted usage?