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    Correct Usage

    Which is correct?


    Looking back now, she saw that get-together as the crossroad(s?) in their marriage.



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    I'd say crossroad. She is traveling one road and comes to a crossroad. That's when she has to decide which direction to go.

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    Which reminds me of:

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.


    Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
    US poet (1874 - 1963)

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    There are two roads, they cross. I'd use crossroads. But as Kitty's pointing out, if it's a fork in the road, you wouldn't use crossroad(s) at all.

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    Yeah, you could say "...as the fork in the road of their marriage." But I like crossroad better.

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    Yeah, you could say "...as the fork in the road of their marriage."
    Too funny! I think that would be a first...assuming you could get it by your editor! Actually, that imagery leads to more:

    "At the off-ramp of their marriage...."

    And this:

    "Their marriage had become a toll-road...."

    "In the detour of their marriage, he had taken the fast lane."


    (Somebody stop me.)

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    I know. Totally cliche.

    Now shut up.

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    I think it would be crossroad. If you were to replace crossroad with intersection, you wouldn't add an s at the end.

    Both might be correct, but no s makes more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayce View Post
    (Somebody stop me.)
    What for?

    Over the years, their marriage had morphed into an avenue of well-seasoned roadkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty Foyle View Post
    What for?

    Over the years, their marriage had morphed into an avenue of well-seasoned roadkill.

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    Yep. Possum chowder.

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