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    pick up something on/from the street

    Is it correct to say 'I picked up a guy on the street' or 'I picked up a guy from the street'?

    What's the difference between pick up something on and pick up something from?

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    Re: pick up something on/from the street

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Is it correct to say 'I picked up a guy on the street' or 'I picked up a guy from the street'?

    What's the difference between pick up something on and pick up something from?
    With that specific example I would say:

    I picked up a guy on the street = I started flirting with/talking to a man while we were both standing on the pavement or in the street, took him to a bar and we had an impromptu date.
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    I picked up a guy on the street = I was in my car, he was hitch-hiking and I let him get into my car.

    I picked up a guy from the street = He had fallen down and was semi-unconscious (or blind drunk) and I physically lifted him up onto his feet.

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