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    around the corner from my house

    Hi folks,

    People often use an expression like "The cafe is just around the corner from my house." I don't quite understand the geographical relationship between the cafe and my house. Is it used when the cafe is in the block across from my house and it's on the corner of the block? Or could we use it even when the cafe and my house are in the same block and the cafe is located on the corner of the block?

    Thanks in advance.

    emp0608

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    Re: around the corner from my house

    If it is jut around the corner, it is not on the corner. You need turn left or right into another street. We don't know which block the cafe is in. You may or may not have to cross the road to reach it.

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    Re: around the corner from my house

    We also sometimes use "just round the corner" to simply mean "not very far away".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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