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    Wink baker's

    Hello,

    I need your help please!

    I can see the following sentences in a class book:

    "Is there a chemist's near here?

    Is there a baker's near here?"

    Is the 's right in this case?

    I'd rather use it this way: Is there a baker near here? / You can buy bread at the baker's.

    What do you think?

    Thanks for you help.
    W

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    Re: baker's

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    I need your help please!

    I can see the following sentences in a class book:

    "Is there a chemist's near here?

    Is there a baker's near here?"

    Is the 's right in this case?

    I'd rather use it this way: Is there a baker near here? / You can buy bread at the baker's.

    What do you think?

    Thanks for you help.
    W
    Yes it's correct, it's the possessive, "baker's" is short for "baker's shop".

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    Re: baker's

    thank you.

    Are my sentences correct though?

    In another book, I can see: You can buy flowers at a florist? Is this correct then or should it be "florist's"?

    Cheers

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    Re: baker's

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    thank you.

    Are my sentences correct though?

    In another book, I can see: You can buy flowers at a florist? Is this correct then or should it be "florist's"?

    Cheers
    Yes, your sentences are correct too. It might seem confusing but people use both forms "at a florist" or "at a florist's".

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    Re: baker's

    ok, so then I can also say: you can buy bread at a baker, right?

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    Re: baker's

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    ok, so then I can also say: you can buy bread at a baker, right?
    People say that, but I would recommend "baker's".

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    Re: baker's

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    I need your help please!

    I can see the following sentences in a class book:

    "Is there a chemist's near here?

    Is there a baker's near here?"

    Is the 's right in this case?

    I'd rather use it this way: Is there a baker near here? / You can buy bread at the baker's.

    What do you think?

    Thanks for you help.
    W
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Will.

    Please remember that when you visit the United States, be sure to

    ask for a "drugstore."

    Americans do not understand "chemist's shop."

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: baker's

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Will.

    Please remember that when you visit the United States, be sure to

    ask for a "drugstore."

    Americans do not understand "chemist's shop."

    Have a nice day!
    Is pharmacist's or pharmacy known in the US?
    'Chemist' is an unfortunate term for a pharmacist, but I don't much like 'drugstore'. What do you call the person who runs a drugstore?

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    Re: baker's

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Is pharmacist's or pharmacy known in the US?
    'Chemist' is an unfortunate term for a pharmacist, but I don't much like 'drugstore'. What do you call the person who runs a drugstore?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Raymott.

    (1) A drugstore is a big store that happens to have a pharmacy inside.

    (a) As you said, the medicine is prepared by a pharmacist.

    (2) A large drugstore is like a department store.

    (a) One department is the pharmacy.

    (3) The rest of the store sells groceries, clothing, over-the-counter medicines, ice cream, magazines, etc.

    (4) The drugstore is run by a manager.

    (a) I do not know how much authority s/he has over the pharmacy.

    (5) Many people who shop at a drugstore never buy any medicine.

    (6) I have noticed that many people who come here from other countries

    are a little confused when they discover that a drugstore is not solely

    devoted to drugs.

    Have a nice day!

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