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    Grove and Road

    Hello,

    I have a question about the difference betweeen "grove" and "road".

    When I see addressess in UK, I find "X grove" and "X road". I assume "grove" is similar with "street" from definitions in some dictionaries, but it seems "road" is also similar with "street".

    I wonder if there's a specific difference between them, or if you can tell what kind of area by seeing "grove" and "street".

    I'm studying translation, and I'd like to know to differentiate them.

    Thank you very much,
    Tara

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    Re: Grove and Road

    grove (ɡrəʊv)
    — n
    1. a small wooded area or plantation
    2. a. a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
    b. ( capital as part of a street name ): Ladbroke Grove
    [Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave , Norwegian greivla to intertwine]"
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/grove

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    Re: Grove and Road

    The naming of streets varies from place to place. In Chicago, there is a street named "Cottage Grove". I don't know what it looked like in the past, but when I saw it, it was a just a regular city street.

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    Re: Grove and Road

    I see. Thank you very much for answering my question.

    Tara
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Aug-2014 at 11:26. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: Grove and Road

    tara, there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you" or to quote our replies back to us. It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.



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    Re: Grove and Road

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The naming of streets varies from place to place. In Chicago, there is a street named "Cottage Grove". I don't know what it looked like in the past, but when I saw it, it was a just a regular city street.
    In the UK, they sometimes use pastoral names for inner city estates, possibly to make them sound better.

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