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    Smile preposition "on" "in" "at" for the road

    i always got confused when it comes to the usage of "on" "in" "at" for the roads/street...

    are speedy cars on or in /at the road ?... a boutique store on/at the street?? people walking on/in the street.. apartment #234 on or in Collingwood Steet.

    thank you for those who clarifies this for me !! ^^


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    Re: preposition "on" "in" "at" for the road

    For things actually on the road or street (people, cars) - we usually use ON, but we can use IN for city streets.
    For things beside the road (houses, park, etc.) - it's safest to use ON - you may hear that British people sometimes say IN, but this is for city streets and only in some areas.
    For an address (57 Waterloo Road) - we always use AT.
    AT is also used for 'AT the side of' / ' AT the end of' the road.

    Hope this helps. Any Qs, just ask!

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    Question Re: preposition "on" "in" "at" for the road

    For things actually on the road or street (people, cars) - we usually use ON, but we can use IN for city streets.
    For things beside the road (houses, park, etc.) - it's safest to use ON - you may hear that British people sometimes say IN, but this is for city streets and only in some areas.
    Could you elaborate how in can be used? Fixed structures like speed bumps are in the road but I sense that you are talking about different things?

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