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Just learnt to drive

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:56 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi everyone! I am learning to drive a car so when I drive on the street, my pretty bad driving skills might irritate other people. I want to write something on a rather big piece of paper and stick it at the back at the car. Is what I write below correct in this situation?

"Just learnt to drive. Please sympathize!"

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan

Re: Just learnt to drive

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:00 pm
by Erik_Kowal
May I suggest (if you've now passed your driving test): "New driver. Please be patient!"

If you're still taking lessons: "Learner driver. Please be patient!"

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FYI: "I want to write something on a rather big piece of paper and stick it on the back of the car."

Re: Just learnt to drive

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:16 pm
by Shelley
Around here, Stevenloan, the big sign on the car proclaims, "STUDENT DRIVER". Those two words say it all: no need to beg for patience or understanding. Everyone should know, automatically, to give you lots of room. Good luck and be safe!

Re: Just learnt to drive

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:19 pm
by Stevenloan
Erik and Shelley : Thank you both a lot for your answers. They are really helpful.

StevenLoan

Re: Just learnt to drive

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:08 am
by BonnieL
I agree with "Student Driver" being easy to understand. But if you used the word "learnt" in the US, people would wonder where you were from. Here it's "learned."

Found out I've been pronouncing the Briticism "whilst" incorrectly. Amazing what we can learn from movies. :D

Re: Just learnt to drive

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:10 am
by tony h
(Insurance company humour) "Put BMW on it and everyone will give you a wide berth".

And in passing, "stick" doesn't always imply some sticky stuff.

- stick it in the back of the car = put it in the back of the car. eg can you stick my golf clubs in the utility. -which is a request, not a question.

- stick it on the back of the car = attach it on the back of the car.

Re: Just learnt to drive

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:44 am
by Stevenloan
BonnieL and tony h : Thank you both so much for your input.

StevenLoan