what "drive-through" means here

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what "drive-through" means here

Postby applellmmhh » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:08 am

Re: Will, our son, sat by the window and for most of our meal he watched the gondolas pass by and talked to the gondoleers and their passangers. As we were eating dessert, a gondoleer pulled up to the building and was eye-to-eye with Will. The owner of the restaurant noticed and called Will over to the bar. He gave Will a beer to deliver to the gondoleer. Will delivered the beer and since has been telling everyone that drive-through in Italy is “way cooler” than drive through in Canada.

Can anyone tell me what "drive-through" means here? Should the word "a" be added before "drive-through"?
Thank you very much.

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Re: what "drive-through" means here

Postby Josef » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:22 am

A drive-through (drive-thru) is a service where you can drive your car up to a window and get served without leaving your car. For example, MacDonalds have many "drive-thru" restaurants.

It's ok in your sentence without "a" because it refers to the whole idea of concept of drive-though in Canada, not a specific one.
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Re: what "drive-through" means here

Postby applellmmhh » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:56 am

hello. I wonder why "drive-through" is used in the context. "drive-through in Italy is better than that in Canada". It seems a metaphor. What does it refer to? Why does the speaker say "drive-through in Italy is better than that in Canada"?
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Re: what "drive-through" means here

Postby Krisi » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:09 am

applellmmhh wrote:hello. I wonder why "drive-through" is used in the context. "drive-through in Italy is better than that in Canada". It seems a metaphor. What does it refer to? Why does the speaker say "drive-through in Italy is better than that in Canada"?
Thank you very much.


If I have the actual chance to see drive-through in Italy then only I could compare that from Canada. ;-) :geek:


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