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    turn left at/on Fifth Street

    From Broadway south, turn left at Fifth Street, then right on Capitol.

    My question:
    When we say 'turn left at/on Fifth Street', is there any difference between 'at' and 'on'?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: turn left at/on Fifth Street

    My question:
    When we say 'turn left at/on Fifth Street', is there any difference between 'at' and 'on'?

    That will depend upon where you are. On Broadway suggests that you are walking along Broadway. You may turn left at Fifth Street or onto Fifth Street.
    When you say 'turn left on Fifth Street' the suggestion is that you are on Fifth Street and will turn left depending on another instruction./guidance, which is, in this case, to turn again, right onto Capitol.

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