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    general shop post office

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    She was not yet familiar enough with the village to
    know in which cottage they lived, so she stopped at
    the little general shop Post-Office and asked her way. The
    Postmistress, a friendly plump woman, came out and
    pointed.

    Does it mean there was a general shop and there was also a post office in that shop?

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    Re: general shop post office

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    She was not yet familiar enough with the village to
    know in which cottage they lived, so she stopped at
    the little general shop Post-Office and asked her way. The
    Postmistress, a friendly plump woman, came out and
    pointed.

    Does it mean there was a general shop and there was also a post office in that shop?
    Yes. This used to be very common in English villages. They were usually however, in the village itself called simply either 'the shop' or 'the post office' or, more commonly, 'Westbrook's" or whatever the name of the owner was.

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