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    Confectionery shop

    Hi teachers,

    Is there any confectionery shop? Correct?


    Many thanks

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Hi teachers,

    Is there any confectionery shop? Correct?


    Many thanks
    It's unlikely. "Is there a sweet shop?" is possible.

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    Is there any reason for this list of somewhat strange sentences you are asking about, Naeem?

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    No, I am just learning how a native speaker would say.

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    One might ask: Is there a confectionery shop around here/in the neighborhood/close by?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-May-2013 at 08:30. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    Sweet shop in BrE = candy store in AmE. These are by far the most common usages in their respective homes. I don't know where you'd be likely to hear confectionery shop.

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    Additionally, sweet shops/candy stores are rarities these days.

    Sweets/candy/chocolate are to be found in any general store/minimarket/supermarket/newsagent's/filling station etc.

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    Is there any confectionery shop? is correct but not natural and not used by native speakers rather they use sweet or candy shop, right?

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Is there any confectionery shop? is correct but not natural and not used by native speakers rather they use sweet or candy shop, right?
    Native speakers are unlikely to say, "Is there any sweet/candy shop?"

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    Re: Confectionery shop

    I know in Australia you'd be likely to hear 'lolly shop' in regards to a confectionery store. They're not as rare as stated in this thread. (At least in Australia)
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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