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    Preposition in vs. on

    Can anyone please explain why one says I met him in the street instead of I met him on the street. What's the logic behind this?

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    Re: Preposition in vs. on

    Quote Originally Posted by ametisto View Post
    Can anyone please explain why one says I met him in the street instead of I met him on the street. What's the logic behind this?

    Thanks
    It is in the street.
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    Re: Preposition in vs. on

    Thanks, but I knew that already (see my first post). I want to know why it is in the street and not on the street.

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    Re: Preposition in vs. on

    Quote Originally Posted by ametisto View Post
    Thanks, but I knew that already (see my first post). I want to know why it is in the street and not on the street.
    It depends.
    The people who live in the /this street. Crowds of People on the street.
    Kindly see :bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv61.shtml
    REGARDS,
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    Re: Preposition in vs. on

    AmE: on the street
    BrE: in the street

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