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    Default What aisle is milk

    Hi

    Can I ask in a supermarket, 'What aisle is milk'?
    How else would you say that?

    Thanks Alex.

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    Default Re: What aisle is milk

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hi

    Can I ask in a supermarket, 'What aisle is milk'?
    How else would you say that?

    Thanks Alex.
    Which aisle is the milk on?

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    Default Re: What aisle is milk

    In BrE, "Which aisle is the milk in?"
    Answer: "It's in aisle six".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: What aisle is milk

    But, as an ellipted version of 'What aisle is [the one with] milk [in it]?' or 'What aisle is [the one where] milk [is displayed]' I'm pretty sure I've heard the OP's version. It seems to me to be talking about the layout of the store, rather than the whereabouts of the aisle with milk in it. (Maybe, though, the speakers I remember weren't native speakers...)

    What I ask would be 'Where would I find milk?' or 'Could you point out the milk aisle?'

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    Default Re: What aisle is milk

    We'd say "in" where I live too.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: What aisle is milk

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We'd say "in" where I live too.
    Me, too.

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