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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
which sentences would sound right?
A) The streets are full of people.
B1) The streets are filled with people.
B2) The streets are filled by people.
C1) The streets are filled with a lot of people.
C2) The streets are filled by a lot of people.
D1) The streets are crowded with people.
D2) The streets are crowded by people.
E1) The streets are crowded with a lot of people.
E2) The streets are crowded by a lot of people.
F) The streets are busy with people.
G) The streets are busy with a lot of people.

Thanks in advance.
Hirashin
 

Buntaro

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Good:

A, B1, C1, D1, E1

Of your choices, E1 is best.

"By" is not OK.

"Busy" is OK but sounds a little strange. Sounds like poetry or a newscast.

Also good:

"The streets are packed."

"The streets are packed with people."

"The streets are really crowded." (This is the best one, in my opinion.)

"The streets are really crowded with a lot of people."
 

Michael2

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I think saying "a lot of" is redundant. It's already been stated in the "crowded" or "filled" part.
 

johnnyG

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That ship is lousy with rats.
The crawl space under our house is lousy with spiders.
That city park is lousy with drug dealers.

:)
 
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