When someone ask "Where can I buy a book ?", and I know a shop around the corner, can I say "look it's in the shop around the corner"?

Is this correct or what is the best way to say it ?

  • Saying, “Look, it’s in the shop around the corner” could be construed as a little bit rude or condescending. – Jim Jun 10 '20 at 6:13

No, that doesn't make total sense. A correct version of what you are trying to say would be "You can find a book in the shop around the corner".

  • If you're responding to a question about where to find books you don't need to say "you can find a book" in your answer. "In the shop around the corner." is fine. – nnnnnn Jun 10 '20 at 4:04
  • I’d likely say, “You could try the shop around the corner.” – Jim Jun 10 '20 at 6:12
  • Or "There's a bookshop round the corner." – Kate Bunting Jun 10 '20 at 8:22

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