I wanted to ask if "across" can be used in daily life like that, or using "opposite" is a more proper one instead of "across"

  • It’s not clear what meaning you intend for your sentence, but in general across is used in the form “across X from Y.” Thus, Vancouver is across the border from Seattle. Commented Sep 8, 2023 at 2:46
  • The pharmacy is across the plaza from the Market. Can you use your phrasing casually? Sure, if your listener understands you. Commented Sep 8, 2023 at 3:19
  • Your title suggests a false choice. Commented Sep 8, 2023 at 3:54

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You could say 'The pharmacy is across the market' to indicate that it is somewhere on the other side of the market place.

If you use opposite you need a point of reference. 'The pharmacy is on the other side, opposite the post office' (the two buildings directly face one another across the market place).

  • @MariosAthanasiou - I have made a comment - but that is not relevant to this question! Commented Sep 21, 2023 at 8:11

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