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    in town or in the town

    hi there ! please tell me if it's wrong to say " I 'll go shopping in town " or "I'll go shopping in the town" thank you very much .

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    Re: in town or in the town

    They're both OK, but not interchangeable. If the people you're speaking to know which town you'll be shopping in, use no article.

    Also, be careful with the will future. In some contexts it will be OK, but often you need to say I'm going shopping in town.

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    Re: in town or in the town

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    They're both OK, but not interchangeable. If the people you're speaking to know which town you'll be shopping in, use no article.

    Also, be careful with the will future. In some contexts it will be OK, but often you need to say I'm going shopping in town.

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    do you mean the decision made at the time of speaking for will future and smtng planned for pr cont.or another point I don't know?

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    Re: in town or in the town

    You've got it.

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    Re: in town or in the town

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    You've got it.

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    thank you very much indeed

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