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Grade 6 • 19d

Why do we park in Driveways but drive in Parkways

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    Team Alloprof • 19d

    Thank you for your question!


    I guess this is just another peculiarity of the English language! I think part of the answer may lie in the etymology of the word parkway: parkways originally referred to roads that went through parks. Also, both "driveway" and "parkway" predate motorized vehicles.


    Don't hesitate if you have more questions!