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Miss Mae
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« on: March 24, 2016, 01:26:32 PM »

There's a newly built shopping facility in our area and one of its differences from the other destinations of its kind is the sign on its doors: "ENTRY," to mark the passageway people can get into the mall; and "EXIT," to mark the passageway people can get out. But is "ENTRY" more apropriate than "ENTRANCE" in this case, Sir?
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Joe Carillo
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 08:21:37 AM »

The noun “entrance,” which means “the place of entry,” is more natural-sounding then “entry,” but I think both are equally applicable to refer to the front passageway into a mall. It all depends on the idiom of the local population. Personally though, I find “entry” a tad too formal—even military-sounding—so I’d rather use “entrance” in such cases.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 06:15:58 PM »

Thank you for your reply, Sir!
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