Hello there, Could you please tell me if there's any specific difference between 'in the street' and 'on the street' and if it depends on context, provide some useful examples. Thanks a lot:)

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Adi

When talking about addresses:

  • AmE uses 'on'.

  • BrE uses both, but in different situations,

'in' is used to suggest an address ('I live in Kennington Road.')

'on' is used to suggest the general location of a larger or very well known place, like a attraction or even a city. ('Greenville is on Highway 57.')

If you are talking about something that is placed on the road, normally both AmE and BrE would use 'in'.

'She's walking in the street!'

'Watch out! There is a tire in the road.'

They drink 'in the street' because they are there temporarily.

The pub, a fixture in the locality, is 'on the street'.

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in the street: literally in the way of traffic or within the boundaries of the road. on the street: adjacent to, or on the sidewalk of a street. on the street is also sometimes used to denote the homeless in the u.s.

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Neox 140

They drink 'in the street' because they are there temporarily. The pub, a fixture in the locality, is 'on the street'.

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the white car on the street the parking meter in the street properly the expression "on the street" is for temporary resident happenings the expression "in the street" is for already fixed resident stuff

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