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    at the Sunshine Cafe

    1-I had coffee at Sunshine Café on Hamilton Boulevard.
    2-I had coffee at Sunshine Café, on Hamilton Boulevard.

    3-I had coffee at the Sunshine Café on Hamilton Boulevard.
    4-I had coffee at the Sunshine Café, on Hamilton Boulevard.


    Does "1" and "3" imply that there are more than one Sunshine Cafés in town ?
    Does "2" and "4" imply that there is only one Sunshine Café in town?


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    Re: at the Sunshine Cafe

    In any situation, there could be more than one café with the same name in a town. All four of them simply specify the name of the café you visited and its street location. In BrE, we generally add "the" before the name of establishments which have the noun for the type of establishment in.

    I went to the Ritz Hotel last year.
    I was at the Bystander Café yesterday.
    I went to NomNom's on Saturday.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: at the Sunshine Cafe

    Thank you very much Emsr2d2,

    How about these two:

    5-I was at John's place on Hamilton Boulevard.
    6-I was at John's place, on Hamilton Boulevard.

    Does '5' imply that John has more than one 'place'?

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    Re: at the Sunshine Cafe

    "John's place" just sounds like you were at the home of someone called John. Neither of your sentences would give me any indication of how many homes John owns in total. I would not assume it was his only home. Equally, I would not assume he had any more houses. I would simply accept that you were telling me where you were.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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