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    Shop on/in the streets of London

    Dear Teachers

    Seeking your advice. Is it natural to write "Shop the streets of London" or "Shop on the streets of London"? I looked up the dictionary, and "shop" is an intransitive verb, should be shopping "for" food, or shopping at/in a place, or on a street.

    Your comments are highly appreciated.

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    Holden

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    Re: Shop on/in the streets of London

    "Shop the streets of London" is perfectly natural. "On" versus "in" is a question of dialect. Speakers of AmE tend to say "on the street(s)" while speakers of BrE tend to prefer "in".

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    Re: Shop on/in the streets of London

    I agree with Probus that "Shop the streets of London" is correct. It is a bit of an idiom and the meaning is clear.

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