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    Can the word space be pluralize?

    There is a lot of parking space
    There is a lot of parking spaces

    I think I don't understand the meaing of parking space
    Each stall be referred to as a space Or each lot?

    If each stall refers to as a space
    then it's can be spaces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Can the word space be pluralize?

    There is a lot of parking space
    There is a lot of parking spaces

    I think I don't understand the meaing of parking space
    Each stall be referred to as a space Or each lot?

    If each stall refers to as a space
    then it's can be spaces?
    There is a lot of parking space = there is plenty of space in which to park

    There are a lot of parking spaces = there are many individual spaces [slots] in which vehicles are parked.

    Yes, the word "space" can be pluralized. There are spaces between each word as you type.

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    individual spaces [slots] in which vehicles are parked - parking lots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    individual spaces [slots] in which vehicles are parked - parking lots?
    "parking lots" are large or even huge areas where usually up to dozens, hundreds or rarely thousands of cars can be parked. A parking space, in a parking lot or elsewhere, is where one car can park. A parkade is a multilevel parking facility.

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    parking lots" are large or even huge areas where usually up to dozens, hundreds or rarely thousands of cars can be parked. A parking space, in a parking lot or elsewhere, is where one car can park. A parkade is a multilevel parking facility.
    Oh, that's not what we call it here. We call an individual parking space a parking lot and the whole place with all the parking lots a car park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Oh, that's not what we call it here. We call an individual parking space a parking lot and the whole place with all the parking lots a car park.
    In Br. English, a car park contains a number of parking spaces.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 08-Jun-2008 at 09:32. Reason: typo

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    And in the US a parking lot will contain a number of parking spaces.

    A "stall" is not used in this context at all. It is generally used in relation to housing animals.

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