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    street and road

    Hi teachers,

    What is the difference between "street" and "road"? I googled it but I find the provided answers very confusing.

    Thank you!

    Jenny

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    Re: street and road

    The confusion does not surprise me. Below are two links to Wikipedia articles on "street" and "road". That will get you started.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road

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    Re: street and road

    Here is the way I define it:

    Roads go places.

    Streets are places.

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    Re: street and road

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny Nguyen View Post
    Hi teachers,

    What is the difference between "street" and "road"? I googled it but I find the provided answers very confusing. Streets and avenues are found in cities and towns. In some citiies, streets run north and south and avenues run east and west. Roads are mainly outside of cities and towns, in rural areas.
    But within cities you can also find named roads, so it can get confusing. I'll stop here and you can ask some questions.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/street
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road

    Jenny
    p. s.(I didn't notice the previous answers before I started mine.)
    Last edited by 2006; 28-May-2014 at 17:51. Reason: p.s.

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