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    mall and department store

    Hi, I' d like to know if it is correct to say that

    1) a department store is a big shop with different departments ( a supermarket?)
    2) a mall is a big complex where there are department stores and several other shops

    Thanks Rip

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    Re: mall and department store

    1)A department store is a big shop with different departments. ( a supermarket?) Not a supermarket, that is something different.
    2) A mall is a big complex where there are department stores and several other shops.

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    Re: mall and department store

    Hi, how wouls you define a supermarket? why is it different from a department store?
    Thanks. Rip

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    Re: mall and department store

    In general, a supermarket is a big shop for food and household necessities, a department store is a big shop with many different departments, often on different floors, where they sell clothing, electrical appliances, sporting equipment etc. etc. Though it is true that the distinction has become a bit blurred in recent years.

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