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Do you live IN or ON?

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When I was writing something this morning ... it occurred to me that some of us live IN somewhere and some of us live ON somewhere.

 

My sister lives ON Long Island.  My brother lives IN WV.  A friend is spending the summer ON Cape Cod. 

 

Another friend lives IN Dongan Hills ON Staten Island.  Another also lives ON Staten Island, but ON Todd Hill.  

 

Funny about Long Island.  There are four counties there.  Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn and Queens.  

 

People in Brooklyn and Queens never say that they live ON Long Island.  They simply stay that they live IN Brooklyn or IN Queens.  I was born IN and grew up IN Queens.  When our house IN Queens was sold, my parents moved out to Long Island!

 

I now live ON an Island, but we say we live IN Manhattan, not ON Manhattan.  

 

So ... do you live IN or ON?

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I live in my state & stand in line too.

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@ALRATIBA 

 

You better correct your topic from life to LIVE. Smiley LOL

 

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I currently live IN New Joisey.

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@Mz iMac 

 

Thanks .... laptop keyboard ... hit post by accident!

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Title corrected!


@ALRATIBA wrote:

When I was writing something this morning ... it occurred to me that some of us live IN somewhere and some of us live ON somewhere.

 

My sister lives ON Long Island.  My brother lives IN WV.  A friend is spending the summer ON Cape Cod. 

 

Another friend lives IN Dongan Hills ON Staten Island.  Another also lives ON Staten Island, but ON Todd Hill.  

 

Funny about Long Island.  There are four counties there.  Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn and Queens.  

 

People in Brooklyn and Queens never say that they live ON Long Island.  They simply stay that they live IN Brooklyn or IN Queens.  I was born IN and grew up IN Queens.  When our house IN Queens was sold, my parents moved out to Long Island!

 

I now live ON an Island, but we say we live IN Manhattan, not ON Manhattan.  

 

So ... do you live IN or ON?


 

 

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I live IN southwestern Michigan most of the year, but about 30% of the time I live ON an island IN Florida. 

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I live ON a street, IN a house that is IN a city and IN a state...so I guess the answer for me is both.

 

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I live IN.

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I live IN PA, IN Friendly Township ON such and such street.

 

Great topic!

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I live IN my state, IN my town but ON my road.  Never thought of that before.