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    Need help on English Grammar

    Hi there,

    Would you kindly advise if it is correct to use the term 'game arcade' when referring to an amusement arcade? To my understanding and with prior check with the dictionary, there is no such term.

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    Re: Need help on English Grammar

    In AmE, it's called simply an "arcade" or a "video arcade."

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    Re: Need help on English Grammar

    Arcade game is a coin-operated entertainment machine, usually found in arcades, bars, hotels and other business establishments. Arcade games are video games or pinball machines.
    Arcade game is also type of game genre that is a fast-paced action game (for PC or console), requiring hand-eye coordination skill to play. Pinball games for the PC would be considered an arcade game.

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    Re: Need help on English Grammar

    ''Need help on English Grammar''
    What does this have to do with grammar?

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    Re: Need help on English Grammar

    Hello Jason,

    Appreciate your input on this. I am trying to verify if 'game arcade' is the correct term to use, as I find it weird. I was having this dispute with my daughter's school as to which is the correct term.

    I looked up both the Oxford and Cambridge dictionary which made such a place known as 'amusement arcade' not 'game arcade'. The term 'arcade game' is being used when referring to the activity itself. Therefore, I concluded that 'game arcade' is wrong and a grammatical mistake when used in the 'place' context. However, up til now the school apparantly still adamantly insist that 'game arcade' is right.

    In addition, you did not mention if 'game arcade' is the correct term to use when referring to the place, itself. It is greatly appreciated if you would tell me if the term is correct or wrong and explain to me the rationale behind it.

    Rdgs
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    Re: Need help on English Grammar

    "Games Arcade" is the term that you will more often find.

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    Re: Need help on English Grammar

    Many Tks Anglika

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