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    Dear all,

    Which one is more natural to say have doubt ?

    have a reservation or have reservations

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: have a reservation or have reservations

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Dear all,

    Which one is more natural to say have doubt ?

    have a reservation or have reservations

    Many thanks
    In what contex ... er never mind.

    If you talking about a restaurant, you only need one reservation for a group - You make one reservation for a table.
    In a train, it would be more common for each person to have a reservation. One reservation for each seat.


    "I have reservations about how much to expect from posters." This would be more natural than "have a reservation".
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    Restaurant Patron: May we have a table for four?
    Waiter: Do you have reservations?
    Patron: Several, but we thought we'd try your place anyway.

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    Default Re: have a reservation or have reservations

    I have a reservation for a patio table at 8:00 pm.
    I have reservations about recommending you for the job.

    Now, I suspect you're probably talking about something similar to my first example. A restaurant, a hotel, or a spa perhaps? But since I have no context to base my answer on, I can't say for certain. If my hunch is correct, then the two can be used interchangeably most of the time. The only time I would definitely say "reservations" is if we were a party of 30 checking into a hotel, or a flight for an airline or a restaurant. But that is just me - there is really no obligation. You, as the speaker of the couple or the group, could use either.
    Last edited by JohnParis; 08-Dec-2011 at 15:28. Reason: I am such a slow typist

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