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    in/on the street

    What is the difference between "in the street" and "on the street"?

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    Re: in/on the street

    There are differences in how these phrases are used in the US and in other places.

    American usage:
    We live "on" a street, not "in" a street.

    Children, it's not safe to play "in" the street! (That's where the cars go.)

    If you live "on the streets" you are homeless.
    Last edited by 5jj; 29-Dec-2013 at 20:19. Reason: minor typo
    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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    Re: in/on the street

    In BrE we tend to live "in" streets. Like Americans, we are homeless if we live "on the streets"

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