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    have a room

    Is it correct to use the verb "have" when talking about the rooms in my house? For example:

    I have one bathroom upstairs and one downstairs.
    I have a study room upstairs.
    Downstairs, I have two bedrooms -- a sleeping room and a living room.

    I would use the phrase "there is a bathroom/kitchen", but IMO the above are all right too.
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    Re: have a room

    Yes, it's fine. You could even say "the house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms."

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    Re: have a room

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Downstairs, I have two bedrooms -- a sleeping room and a living room.
    In this case, IMO, either you have twoo rooms (both of them bedrooms), or three rooms (two bedrooms and a living room). At least that's how I learnt it. Of course, "sleeping room" may have come to be widely used by natives.

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: have a room

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    In this case, IMO, either you have twoo rooms (both of them bedrooms), or three rooms (two bedrooms and a living room). At least that's how I learnt it. Of course, "sleeping room" may have come to be widely used by natives.

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    I didn't even notice that. Normally the number of bedrooms is specified. A living room is not a bedroom.

    You can also specify the number of rooms total, which would include living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, family rooms, etc.

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    Re: have a room

    If I say my house has three bedrooms, does it necessarily mean that there are three sleeping rooms in my house? Can it mean that my house has three rooms, for example one sleeping room, one living room and a study?
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    Re: have a room

    If I say my house has three bedrooms, does it necessarily mean that there are three sleeping rooms in my house?
    Yes, that is what it means. Bedrooms are rooms where people can sleep. They normally have doors for privacy.

    A living room or kitchen is not a bedroom.


    Does your study have a door? Could you imagine someone with a need for more beds using your study as a bedroom? Then I would count that as a bedroom.

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    Re: have a room

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes, it's fine. You could even say "the house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms."
    An estate agents [=realtor] would say it 'benefits from 4 spacious bedrooms and an airy bathroom'. (But don't copy them.)

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