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    Exclamation In the street or on the street!!!

    Hello everybody
    Is it correct to say he is playing (in) the street or it has to be (on the street)?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Wink Re: In the street or on the street!!!

    Hi, I'm pretty sure that it's 'in the street'.

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    Exclamation Re: In the street or on the street!!!

    Well thanks but why then we have a sentence like (they live on the forth street)?
    Would you please tell me what should we use before street,on or in?

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    Re: In the street or on the street!!!

    if you have numbers like "fourth" etc. you say "on" because it's specified... as far as I remember...

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    Re: In the street or on the street!!!

    ok, 'they live on the 4th street' may be right.
    I was kinda thinking of 'yesterday we played in the street'
    but the best way to make sure is to ask a teacher, coz I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: In the street or on the street!!!

    Should there be "the" in "They live on the fourth street" anyway????

    What of "I went shopping on Fith Avenue"???

    Ewelina

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    Re: In the street or on the street!!!

    "He is playing in the street" is correct. "In the street" indicates that he is playing within the boundaries of the road, where the cars drive. "On the street" refers to the area alongside the road.

    If Fourth Street is the name of the avenue, then the proper phrasing would be "They live on Fourth Street" (without "the). If you are specifying their street in comparison to something else, then you'd say "They live on the fourth street past the school."

    Fifth Avenue is the name of a street, so you'd say "I went shopping on Fifth Avenue." (no "the")

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    Re: In the street or on the street!!!

    right, thanks

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