# Thread: On the Corner / In the Corner

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## On the Corner / In the Corner

Morning, I have seen “on the corner” and “in the corner”. Which is correct? Thanks

2. ## Re: On the Corner / In the Corner

Hi ArturoK2000,

Both.

“On the corner” = outside the building.

Example: We’ll meet on the corner of Torrance St.

“In the corner” = inside the building.

Example: The table is in the corner of the room.

Regards,

José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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## Re: On the Corner / In the Corner

Would it also be a matter of AE (in the corner) and BE (on the corner)?

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## Re: On the Corner / In the Corner

Originally Posted by ArturoK2000
Morning, I have seen “on the corner” and “in the corner”. Which is correct? Thanks
I live in the big house on the corner street.

We use on here, because the type of corner ( a street corner) does not have a significant 3rd dimension (height)-- it is merely two-dimensional, so that an object would be on it. Otherwise, to indicte directions we use on/at
When I saw him, he was standing at/on the corner of that Street

If we are speaking of a box, room, or other enclosed object with a relatively significant vertical dimension, Or for indicating the position of something,
we use in:
The broom is in the corner of the room.
A vase stood in the corner of the room.

5. ## Re: On the Corner / In the Corner

Originally Posted by albertino
Would it also be a matter of AE (in the corner) and BE (on the corner)?
I don't think so, no.

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