In / on / at venice beach

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Tomer, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Tomer Member


    Do you say 'I am in / at / on Venice beach"

  2. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod

    It depends on what you intend to communicate.

    For example, there is a town in the Los Angeles area called Manhattan Beach. The town also has a beach called Manhattan Beach.

    "I'm in Manhattan Beach." I am located somewhere inside the town limits but not necessarily at the beach.
    "I'm on Manhattan Beach." I'm standing on the beach in the town of Manhattan Beach. (It could also mean "I'm driving/located on the street call Manhattan Beach Boulevard" in a different context.)
    "I'm at Manhattan Beach." This is ambiguous. It could mean you are either in the town or on the beach. Context would tell us which one.

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