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    Hi there,
    What is difference between 'on' and 'at' in the following sentences:

    1. There is a post office on the corner.
    2. There is a post office at the corner.

    many thanks

    peter

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    You are getting a tangle!

    I wouldn't worry too much about the exactness of at and on in sentences of this kind. Both will be understood.

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    hi there,
    there must be a difference between 'on the corner' and 'at the corner'

    What is the difference? Any help?

    pete

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    None in real terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    hi there,
    there must be a difference between 'on the corner' and 'at the corner'
    I agree with Angelika; they pretty much express the same thing, which is why speakers use them interchangeably in that context. Here's a difference:

    She is standing on the corner.
    She is standing at the corner of X street and Y street.

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