Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

What term do you use to refer to a set (or a pair) roads like this in the picture?

Is there a different term for this from the one that is used when two roadas cross each other?

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  • M.
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago
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    Junction

    Intersection

    Branch

    T

    Y

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  • 1 month ago

    The most-direct claim is that the one road "branches" off. If naming the junction itself, it's often called a "Y-junction" because, well, it looks like the letter Y.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    One road branches off of the other road.  It could be called a Wye. 

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    • M.
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      A wye is actually a delta, unless you are talking about 3-phase electricity.

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  • 1 month ago

    This could never happen in the UK.

    Whichever of the roads was considered the minor one would have white lines painted across where it meets the major road, to make drivers on the minor road stop and make sure it was safe to drive onto the main road.

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  • 1 month ago

    Your picture shows a T-junction. That is what we call it in England.

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  • 1 month ago

    That would depend on the status of the two roads.   If the road going straight ahead is the main road, and the road on the right, a side road.  

    Perhaps a turn off?    If the road joining the one going straight ahead wasn't at an angle, it could be said to be a T-junction.

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  • 1 month ago

    I would call picture a junction, or if you were approaching it from the side road - a T junction.

     and if two roads cross each other, that is a crossroads (UK)

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    An intersection.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That isn't a 'set' or a 'pair'.  They are just two intersecting roads.

    If the one off to the right is much smaller, you could call it a side road and the straight one 'the main road'.

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