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    the intersection...

    hi,

    "The store is located at/on/in the intersection of Dundas and Younge."

    1) what is the correct proposition here? I have found all on the internet!

    2) what about the 2nd half of the sentence? what is the right format?

    "...the intersection of Dundas with Younge."
    "...the intersection of Dundas and Younge."
    "...the intersection between Dundas and Younge."

    thanks a lot,
    jc

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,

    "The store is located at/on/in the intersection of Dundas and Younge."

    1) what is the correct proposition here? I have found all on the internet!

    2) what about the 2nd half of the sentence? what is the right format?

    "...the intersection of Dundas with Younge."
    "...the intersection of Dundas and Younge."
    "...the intersection between Dundas and Younge."

    thanks a lot,
    jc
    "The store is located at the intersection of Dundas and Yonge."

    At is correct. It gives a specific location.

    "intersection of Dundas and Yonge. . . " is what you want.

    "intersection . . . with" does not apply to streets. It is a mathematical term.

    "intersection between" is not physically possible in the scenario you are suggesting.

    Please note, it is YONGE, not YOUNGE.

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: the intersection...

    At is correct. It gives a specific location.
    Hi,

    Does "at" always suggest a specific location? Is "at" also specific in the sentence "He's at the mall." ?

    Thanks,
    JC

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    Re: the intersection...

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,

    Does "at" always suggest a specific location? Is "at" also specific in the sentence "He's at the mall." ?

    Thanks,
    JC
    It is generally safe to use at to suggest a specific location, although that location can sometimes be a little vague - e.g." He was at the races/cinema/match etc".
    However, at the risk of confusing you, we also use on and in in a similar manner.
    Your child could be at school, but in the classroom. Later he could be on the football field. He might then be on the bus which is in the street at the intersection of Bow Street and Langley Road.
    Sorry I can't provide any hard and fast rules to help you choose which to use, but you should find that the more you read, the more examples you'll come across.

    Buggles (Not a teacher)
    Last edited by buggles; 22-Feb-2008 at 23:26. Reason: Missed spaces

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