1. ## place

Hello!

I sometimes have problems understanding the difference between space, room and place.

Can we say interchangeably: it's hard to find some place/space/room to park.

Can we also say "it's hard to find a place to park"?

Cheers
W

2. ## Re: place

Originally Posted by Will17
Hello!

I sometimes have problems understanding the difference between space, room and place.

Can we say interchangeably: it's hard to find some place/space/room to park.

Can we also say "it's hard to find a place to park"?

Cheers
W
I searched it on the google. And as I understood:

1- "a place to park" most of the times means a parking, some building.
2- "a room to park" refers to a real room, something like a garage. (not the room as space)
3- "a space to park" is what you find in the corner of a street or in any other place.

But I think you can say:"There isn't much room in the yard to park a car." Probabely it's different from "find a room to park"
This example is mine but you can find some interesting examples in Meriam-Webster dictionary for room and space.

3. ## Re: place

I'd use a place in a car park and a space in between cars in the street.

4. ## Re: place

Originally Posted by Khosro
I searched it on the google. And as I understood:

1- "a place to park" most of the times means a parking, some building.
2- "a room to park" refers to a real room, something like a garage. (not the room as space)
3- "a space to park" is what you find in the corner of a street or in any other place.

But I think you can say:"There isn't much room in the yard to park a car." Probabely it's different from "find a room to park"
This example is mine but you can find some interesting examples in Meriam-Webster dictionary for room and space.
"A room to park" is unidiomatic---it's "room to park", as in the correct example about the yard.

"It's hard to find a place to park" is the normal way of saying that here. The other choices work, but watch the exact wording:
It's hard to find someplace to park.
It's hard to find a parking space.
It's hard to find a place to park.
It's hard to find room to park.

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