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    #1

    Cool free

    Hello!

    Does this sentence make sense?

    "In this street, parking is free".

    Thank you
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    #2

    Re: free

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: free

    I think I would say:

    On this street parking is free.

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    #4

    Re: free

    To clarify:

    "on this street" - common in American English.
    "in this street" - common in British English.

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    #5

    Re: free

    There are exhaustive discussion about "in/on the street" everywhere on the Internet. I wouldn't say one is AE and one is BE. I suppose both are used everywhere. As far as I understand "on the street(s)" is often used when you don't mean streets literally, but are speaking about placed located outside rather than inside. Look:

    The homeless live ON the streets.
    He has been working on the street for most of his life: salting sidewalks in winter, sweeping them in summer, washing cars, etc.

    "In the street" is more about a street itself or some type of it. In the question about parking, I would go with "in the street(s)"

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    #6

    Re: free

    In this context, ("parking is free..."), "in" would be the usual BrE choice.

    In other contexts (e.g. "living on the street", "the word on the street", "on the streets" in the sense of "being a prostitute"), the BrE choice would indeed be "on".

    Best wishes,

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    #7

    Re: free

    To repeat, in the US, it would be "on."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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