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    Default metonymy.

    could you please give 5 sentences that exemplifies metonymy

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    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/metonymy.html

    Downing Street (British Prime Minister)
    Wall Street
    The White House
    Whitehall (British civil service)
    Fleet Street (British press)

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    Scotland Yard--the chief British investigative agency
    The Pentagon--the US defense department

    A person might say he spoke to Scotland Yard meaning he spoke to somebody at Scotland Yard. He might say "The Pentagon said...." meaning it was spoken by somebody at the Pentagon.

    (Psst, Tdol! It should be on Wall Street. (Not in Wall Street.)

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    Cheers, Ron, I'll try to do it tomorrow.

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