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Is there any confectionery shop? Correct?
Is there any reason for this list of somewhat strange sentences you are asking about, Naeem?
No, I am just learning how a native speaker would say.
One might ask: Is there a confectionery shop around here/in the neighborhood/close by?
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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.
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.
Is there any confectionery shop? is correct but not natural and not used by native speakers rather they use sweet or candy shop, right?
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.