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    #1

    in/at a gift shop

    You should find something interesting in a gift shop

    Is in a correct preposition here?

    "a gift shop" means that I only suggest a type of shop sb should go to, not a specific place in my city
    "the gift shop" means that I think of a specific shop in my city, let's say in Baker Street


    You should find something interesting in Gift Shop.

    Gift Shop
    --> It's a proper name so I can use capital letters and I don't use articles.

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    #2

    Re: in/at a gift shop

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    You should find something interesting in a gift shop

    Is in a correct preposition here? Yes

    "A gift shop" means that I only suggest a type of shop somebody should go to, not a specific place in my city. Yes
    "The gift shop" means that I think of a specific shop in my city, let's say in Baker Street. Yes


    You should find something interesting in Gift Shop.

    Gift Shop
    --> It's a proper name so I can use capital letters and I don't use articles. Yes
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