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    room v space

    Please let me know how is to distinguish the following words.

    In an advance language practice there is a sentence - There was a high overgrown hedge around the front garden, an...to park cars in the drive. There are four options: (a) room, (b) capacity, (c) area, (d) space. The correct answer is (a) room. Why is only "room" correct? I would say that "space" has the same meaning and can also be used from structure perspective. Please let me have an idea on that? Thanks

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    Re: room v space

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Please let me know how is to distinguish the following words.

    In an advance language practice there is a sentence - There was a high overgrown hedge around the front garden, and...to park cars in the drive. There are four options: (a) room, (b) capacity, (c) area, (d) space. The correct answer is (a) room. Why is only "room" correct? I would say that "space" has the same meaning and can also be used from structure perspective. Please let me have an idea on that? Thanks
    Interesting. I would have chosen "space" first. In BrE, we usually refer to a "parking space" on the street, but also "space for three cars" (for example) when talking about the area outside a house but not on the street.

    "...room to park cars..." isn't wrong, I just think it's the second-best choice.

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    Re: room v space

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Please let me know how is to distinguish the following words.

    In an advance language practice there is a sentence - There was a high overgrown hedge around the front garden, an...to park cars in the drive. There are four options: (a) room, (b) capacity, (c) area, (d) space. The correct answer is (a) room. Why is only "room" correct? I would say that "space" has the same meaning and can also be used from structure perspective. Please let me have an idea on that? Thanks
    "...an...to park cars in the drive" If "an" is correct, only "area" fits.
    If, however, it should be "and", "room" and "space" both fit.

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    Re: room v space

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "...an...to park cars in the drive" If "an" is correct, only "area" fits.
    If, however, it should be "and", "room" and "space" both fit.
    Thank you. Does "place" is also correct in this context?

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    Re: room v space

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Thank you. Is "place" also correct in this context?
    Yes, it is.

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    Re: room v space

    Thanks, By the way, Can please tell me why such books as advance language practice by Michael Vince do not give other available options (whci are correct) thus limiting the correct answers? Many thanks

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