I had a class recently where a question rose as to whether it is I’m on the street or I’m in the street.
How would you look for relevant info on this using BYU corpora tools? What functions and what search queries would you make?
Do post any search results.
I’ll post my findings in a week or so.
hey all somewhat forgot about this : )
so yes I did initially what Marc suggests (see comment below), then I looked at comparing US use UK use i.e. comparing COCA with BNC using this search term – [p*] [be] * the street [https://www.english-corpora.org/coca/?c=coca&q=46409455&q1=46409472]
although overall frequencies are low it is clear that UK English has significant uses of in the street while US English has significant uses of on the street
added to the (speculative) fact that the video maker [see previous comment about context] is probably more used to UK English then the issue that the video flags on the street as an error is somewhat more understandable
here is the video in question – [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK81tvYEz3Q]