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    #1

    We live on/in the same street.

    As the sentence "We live on the same street" is from a dictionary, my question is about the second preposition: Can we say "We live in the same street"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: We live on/in the same street.

    It's "on," in AmE anyway. Living "in the streets" is to be homeless.

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    #3

    Re: We live on/in the same street.

    In BrE "in" is usual, and "living on the streets" is to be homeless.

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