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    #1

    There is snow on/in the streets

    Hi!

    Are these sentences both possible?Is there a difference between the two prepositions in terms of meaning?
    1)There is snow on the streets.
    2)There is snow in the streets.

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    Re: There is snow on/in the streets

    This ngram chart shows there is not much difference currently, but the historical variation is rather surprising.

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    Re: There is snow on/in the streets

    I would say "on." We need plows to take it off.

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    Re: There is snow on/in the streets

    These two prepositions are often interchangeable with "streets". One can walk "on" the street (on the surface) or "in" the street (within the physical borders of the street).

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