That sounds ok in theory - but usually people can think of examples to contradict these generalities.meagain9969 said:I have always had this problem. Some say that in the street is for the activities and on the street is for position. is this true? Please give me a hand. Thanks guys.
I thought everyone knew that the Blairs and the Browns have swapped - the Blairs actually live at 11 Downing Street as it was more commodious for their larger (by previous Prime Ministerial standards) family.panjandrum said:Tony lives in 10 Downing Street rather as the Queen lives in Buckingham Palace.
I'd be happy with both of them, and with "Our shop is in Adelaide Street".Oros said:We have a shop on Adelaide Street.
Our shop is on Adelaide Street.
Are the above fine?
You could be right.maxiogee said:[...]There used to be a difference in the understanding of what constituted a road/street/place/lane/avenue etc. but no longer. I think this might be what panjandrum is referring to.
That's exactly what he meant.Kelly B said:Yes, and he lives in the White House. I think Panjandrum meant that the phrase 10 Downing Street is equivalent to the White House, rather than to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
But there is an AE BE difference I think.The preposition depends on the meaning of the sentence.
The word on the street is that Tom is dealing drugs.
The graffiti painted on the street . . . .
The car was parked on the side of the street.
Jane was standing in the street crying and calling for her lost dog.
The water in the street was waist deep.
What is the sentence you need help with?
I would agree with this. I worked with a project called on the street and into work which was about getting homeless people off the streets, into work and then into housing.To my way of thinking a person who is on the street is basically living on the street.
To be in the street is to visit the street for a short period.