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    Question In the street ľon the street

    Which is correct
    a) Our house is in a busy street, and the traffic noise is really annoying.
    b) Our house is on a busy street.

    Tnank you.


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    Re: In the street ľon the street

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Which is correct
    a) Our house is in a busy street, and the traffic noise is really annoying.
    b) Our house is on a busy street.

    Tnank you.
    Both are correct. The first is British English, and the second is American English. I notice the American form has become more common in Britain these days though.

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    Re: In the street ľon the street

    I think "in the street" is used when the bulidings at the both sides of the street are high.
    On the contrary, "on the street" is used when the buildings are not high.

    KOBE


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    Re: In the street ľon the street

    Quote Originally Posted by i love kobe bryant View Post
    I think "in the street" is used when the bulidings at the both sides of the street are high.
    On the contrary, "on the street" is used when the buildings are not high.
    KOBE
    I am not aware of any such distinction. An American would say "Saks is on Fifth Avenue", whereas I would say "The John Lewis store is in Oxford Street". Both streets are main streets with high buildings.

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    Re: In the street ľon the street

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    I am not aware of any such distinction. An American would say "Saks is on Fifth Avenue", whereas I would say "The John Lewis store is in Oxford Street". Both streets are main streets with high buildings.
    Ah....What you explained is good.In the past ,my teachers taught me what I explained before.I think I have amended it now.Thx..

    KOBE


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    Re: In the street ľon the street

    Thank you very much.

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