Student or Learner
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?
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.
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.