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Can I say" I am going to the grocery?".

According to some dictionaries, grocery means food and other commodities sold by a grocer and it also means grocery store. In that case, can I say " I am going to the grocery?" Some people tell me that it's just "grocery store" or "grocery shop", but never "grocery" by itself. Which is correct?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    "I am going to the grocery" is not incorrect but it is uncommon in American English. I cannot answer regarding British English. In this situation, we would usually say "grocery store" or "supermarket." I have never noticed anyone saying "grocery shop." I hope this helps.

    I think it's better to say "i'm going to the grocer's" as the ' represent his place.

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