Anonymous (ulvesang) wrote in linguaphiles,
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ulvesang
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More Fun with English Lexical Isoglossia

In regards to the words shop and store (n. a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services): Are they perfect synonyms in (your dialect/idiolect of) English? If not, what are the differences? Do they have any degree of interchangeability, or are their usages mutually exclusive? Is one a hypo/hypernym of the other?

Personally: Shop is "default"; store is usually extremely large/self-service/chain/franchise/etc. Some degree of interchangeability.
(Edinburgh, UK [bastardised Americo-British English])
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