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    Default Is sharing commodation the same as sharing the rent?

    The original sentence is ''He needs a roommate to split the cost of rent''. Can I say

    ''He is looking for someone to share accommodation with''.

    ''He is looking for a roommate to share rental cost with''.

    Which one is correct?



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    Default Re: Is sharing commodation the same as sharing the rent?

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    The original sentence is ''He needs a roommate to split the cost of rent''. Can I say

    ''He is looking for someone to share accommodation with''.

    ''He is looking for a roommate to share rental cost with''.

    Which one is correct?



    Thank you for your response.
    Your second example would be correct, but you don't need "with".

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    Default Re: Is sharing acommodation the same as sharing the rent?

    You mean share accommodation. Am I right?

    What does actually mean accomodation? Share a place and rent? I'm little confused. Sorry.

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    Default Re: Is sharing commodation the same as sharing the rent?

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    You mean share accommodation. Am I right?

    What does actually mean accomodation? Share a place and rent? I'm little confused. Sorry.
    Umm...he said your second example, not your first.

    Accomodation is the room -- not the rent. Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: Is sharing commodation the same as sharing the rent?

    However, as people say there is no such thing as a free launch. Nobody shares a home with anybody for free. Therefore , I assume that a person has to pay his share of rent.

    Am I wrong?

    Thank you for your response.

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    Default Re: Is sharing commodation the same as sharing the rent?

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    However, as people say there is no such thing as a free launch. Nobody shares a home with anybody for free. Therefore , I assume that a person has to pay his share of rent.

    Am I wrong?.
    Yes.

    When a colleague of mine had some bad luck a few years ago I shared my rooms with him. As he paid nothing, we did not share the rent. Although people who share accommodation normally share the rent, this does not automatically happen.

    Actually, 'share' in these sentences is not always clear. I can say, for example, "My friend and I have separate flats (apartments) on the ground floor of a small house. We share the house with three other tenants." There is no agreement, financial or otherwise, between my friend and me or between either of us and the three other tenants.

    My comments on your original questions:

    ''He needs a roommate to split the cost of rent with''. That is clear.

    ''He is looking for someone to share accommodation with''. Fine. The assumption is that they will be splitting the rent, but this is not explicitly stated

    ''He is looking for a roommate to share rental cost with''. OK, though I would say "The rent" rather than "the rental cost".

    Unlike billmcd, I prefer the "with".

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    Default Re: Is sharing commodation the same as sharing the rent?

    Thank you for explanation.

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