A direction comes in the form of information that a person gives to help another person find a location or a way forward. This word is often used in the plural form.
- I stopped at a gas station to get directions.
- We got good directions and made it to our destination.
- You can get directions to a location by using your phone.
- You can ask someone for directions if you don’t know how to get to a location.
- Excuse me. I need directions to the museum.
- Can you give me directions?
- Are we going in the right direction?
- We need to stop and ask for directions.
The word "direction" indicates movement or location to the south, north, east, or west, or a combination of those four directions.
- We’re traveling in a northward direction.
- What direction should we be traveling in?
- They walked in the wrong direction. Instead of traveling north, they traveled south.
The word "direction" is also used to refer to instructions or methods for completing a task:
- You need to follow the directions.
- He’s not very good at following directions.
- We followed the directions for putting together the bike.
- Ikea gives its customers directions for putting together furniture purchased at the store.
- The supervisor gave directions to his employees.
- If you don’t follow your bosses’ directions, you might lose your job.
You can also use "direction" to refer to a person’s course in life:
- His life lacks direction.
- He needs more direction.
- Young people look for some sense of direction.
- Her life went in the wrong direction; now she’s miserable.
He stopped to ask someone for directions.
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October 15, 2019