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As the title states, what are their meanings, respectively? Sometimes I saw "in the street" but other times "on the street", I'm confused...
I'd say it is just a little difference between BrE and AmE.
But I thought "on the street" means literally, physically - e.g. he was standing "on the street". However, if we want to describe an orphan who grew up "in the street", is it correct to use "in the street" instead of "on the street"?...
Further, how do you describe, e.g. the recent crime rates, "in the street" or " on the street" of LA?
Can someone here tell me the principles of how to distinguish the two in American usage?...I don't wanna be confused by it...