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    Question usage of the word Venue

    which sentence is correct -
    "Where is the venue for the event ?" or "What is the venue for the event ?"

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    Re: usage of the word Venue

    Until very recently, the word venue was only used as a legal term. Now it has taken on a meaning something like, a site where some sort of major event takes place.

    Since the new meaning of the word hasn't yet become fixed in the language, the new usage isn't firmly defined yet either.

    Judging by the way I've heard the word [mis]used, I'd say, "what is the venue..." is the more popular (but not necessarily more correct) choice.


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    Re: usage of the word Venue

    So are you saying that 'Where is the venue?' is correct ??

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    Re: usage of the word Venue

    Quote Originally Posted by sail_96 View Post
    So are you saying that 'Where is the venue?' is correct ??
    Since "venue" refers to a place, either "what" (name it) or "where" (locate it) is acceptable.

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