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    On the Corner / In the Corner

    Morning, I have seen “on the corner” and “in the corner”. Which is correct? Thanks

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    Re: On the Corner / In the Corner

    Hi ArturoK2000,

    Both.

    “On the corner” = outside the building.

    Example: We’ll meet on the corner of Torrance St.

    “In the corner” = inside the building.

    Example: The table is in the corner of the room.

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    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    Re: On the Corner / In the Corner

    Would it also be a matter of AE (in the corner) and BE (on the corner)?

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    Exclamation Re: On the Corner / In the Corner

    Quote Originally Posted by ArturoK2000 View Post
    Morning, I have seen “on the corner” and “in the corner”. Which is correct? Thanks
    I live in the big house on the corner street.

    We use on here, because the type of corner ( a street corner) does not have a significant 3rd dimension (height)-- it is merely two-dimensional, so that an object would be on it. Otherwise, to indicte directions we use on/at
    When I saw him, he was standing at/on the corner of that Street

    If we are speaking of a box, room, or other enclosed object with a relatively significant vertical dimension, Or for indicating the position of something,
    we use in:
    The broom is in the corner of the room.
    A vase stood in the corner of the room.

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    Re: On the Corner / In the Corner

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Would it also be a matter of AE (in the corner) and BE (on the corner)?
    I don't think so, no.

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