- 1 Post By Coolfootluke
I sometimes have problems understanding the difference between space, room and place.
Can we say interchangeably: it's hard to find some place/space/room to park.
Can we also say "it's hard to find a place to park"?
I searched it on the google. And as I understood:
Originally Posted by Will17
1- "a place to park" most of the times means a parking, some building.
2- "a room to park" refers to a real room, something like a garage. (not the room as space)
3- "a space to park" is what you find in the corner of a street or in any other place.
But I think you can say:"There isn't much room in the yard to park a car." Probabely it's different from "find a room to park"
This example is mine but you can find some interesting examples in Meriam-Webster dictionary for room and space.
I'd use a place in a car park and a space in between cars in the street.
"A room to park" is unidiomatic---it's "room to park", as in the correct example about the yard.
Originally Posted by Khosro
"It's hard to find a place to park" is the normal way of saying that here. The other choices work, but watch the exact wording:
It's hard to find someplace to park.
It's hard to find a parking space.
It's hard to find a place to park.
It's hard to find room to park.
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