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  1. Joost
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    In or On the square

    Dear all,

    What is the difference between "in the (village/church/temple) square" and "on the square" ? Can you always use either one in sentences like "The man stood in/on the village square"?

    kind regards,
    Joost

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    Re: In or On the square

    Quote Originally Posted by Joost View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the difference between "in the (village/church/temple) square" and "on the square" ? Can you always use either one in sentences like "The man stood in/on the village square"?

    kind regards,
    Joost
    Personally, I believe you would always say that someone stood "in a square".

    It's possible to stand on a square, but I would say that this is when, for instance, a square has been painted on the ground and someone is standing on top of it! If you're talking about a town square, however, "in" the square would be correct.

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