Are these 2 the same?

  1. Do you want to walk on Waterfront?

  2. Do you want to take a walk on Waterfront?

I know 2 is more common, but just curious if I use 1, how that would sound?

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    Can you clarify why Waterfront is capitalized? Is it the name of something— a boardwalk, a street, a park— or is it a particular waterfront in a particular district or city? – choster Feb 26 '16 at 16:12
  • Waterfront is a public cross walk along Potomac river in Washington D.C, hence the capital W. – doubleE Feb 27 '16 at 15:49

Both are correct, depending on context.

2 Implies that you're not yet taking a walk, and suggesting walking on Waterfront as an activity.

1 Implies that you're already out walking, either for leisure or to go somewhere, and you are asking what route you want to take.

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Both are correct but with 'walk on' the "walk" is a verb,

In the second one, using 'a walk', walk is a noun.

They mean the same thing accept that one is a verb and the other is a noun. But they are still the same word.

This link has both definitions on it.

It's pretty simple though, the first one:

Would you like to walk (which is an action a.k.a. a verb) on the Waterfront?

The second one:

Would you like to take a walk (the "a" causes 'walk' to be a thing a.k.a. a noun) on the Waterfront?

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  • In my (British) English, 2) is less natural than 1), but a more natural form is Would you like to go for a walk on the waterfront? – Colin Fine Feb 27 '16 at 0:16

Do you want to take a walk on the Waterfront?

is to walk alongside the water

Do you want to talk on the Waterfront?

only means you are conversing while next to the water, you may be sitting, you may be walking.
It is ambiguous what additional actions you both are doing.

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  • My original question was Walk on the Watefront, not Talk on the Waterfront. Is Walk incorrect? – doubleE Feb 26 '16 at 15:50
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    @Arash: You do realise that walk and talk are two completely different words that have nothing in common apart from the fact that they both contain three of the same letters? – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Feb 26 '16 at 15:58
  • Someone edited the question to and changed Walk to Talk!! My main question has Walk in both sentences. – doubleE Feb 26 '16 at 15:59
  • oic. I hadn't realised that (consequently I closevoted as "Unclear", but I've now cancelled that). – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Feb 26 '16 at 16:10

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