“You were doing 55 in a 35 mile per hour zone.”

English Lesson: You were doing 55 in a 35 mile per hour zone.

You were driving too fast, and a police officer pulled you over. He explains why he stopped you.

You were doing 55 in a 35 mile per hour zone.

(someone) was doing (a speed)

Talk about how fast a person was driving with the phrase "doing (a number)". For example:

He was doing over 100.

You can also add the unit of measurement:

He was doing over 100 miles per hour.

In the U.S., we measure speed in "miles per hour". One mile is equal to about 1.6 km.

a (speed limit) zone

An area with a certain speed limit is called a "___ zone". For example, call an area where people are supposed to drive under 55 miles per hour "a 55 mile per hour zone".

 


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