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    At/In/On + Roads???

    I have seen this three words with names of roads, and I do not understand the difference, if there is some.
    Thanks

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    Re: At/In/On + Roads???

    There are regional differences here, but I would use:
    I live in/on + road/street, etc
    I live at + number of house road/street, etc

    (British English speaker)

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    Re: At/In/On + Roads???

    Hi Andyneck,

    Usually, we use “at” before an address, and “in”/”on” before the name of a road.

    Neverthelless, in some cases, when we are talking about long roads or streets, you can use “on”.

    Example:

    The bank was in/on Elm Street.

    The bank was on Oxford Street.

    In the same way, you can use “at” instead of “in” before the name of a street when referring to an institution or organization located in that street.

    Example:

    The Prime Minister and the President of the Supreme Court will meet today at Downing Street.

    Finally, when we want to mean a financial institution: "on" + street.

    Example:

    Today, markets have returned to something more normal after the decision taken on Wall Street.

    Regards,

    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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