stays up the block & eat across the street

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  • Joelline

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    American English
    Welcome to the English-Only forum DJBossHun,

    The sentences both describe the location of someone.
    If you live on a street and there is a restaurant on the other side of the street (facing your house), then you might say, "I'm going across the street to eat at the restaurant there."

    As for "stays up the block": in the US, streets are divided into blocks (each block is determined by a cross-street). If I live at 1200 Maple Street and you live at 1250 Maple Street, you are "up the block" from me.

    I hope this helps somewhat.
     

    Joelline

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    American English
    Please do return anytime. There are many, many helpful people here!

    By the way, if you want people to correct any errors you might make in English, please say so (just end all of your posts with "please correct all of my errors.")
     
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