Senior Member
Can I replace "round" by "on" in the sentence: "Let's meet in the cafe round the corner." If yes, would the meaning be the same?

Thank you
  • GenJen54

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    I would generally say no, although it would depend exactly where the café is located. In this case, 'round is short for around.

    If the café is actually on the corner, at the point where two streets meet, then you would say "on the corner" and not 'round the corner.

    If the café, however, is located on the street perpendicular to where you are now, and is more or less adjacent to the intersection, then you would say around, or 'round the corner.


    Senior Member
    US - American English
    A small suggestion might be to consider the verb:

    If you have to round the corner to get to the cafe, then it is located (a)round the corner.