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    The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    Does “work out accommodation” mean “plan for a place to stay” in the following sentence? If not, what is the correct meaning?

    I will be in Poland throughout June and from what I can work out accommodation in the host cities around particular games is pretty much booked out.

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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    It's: I will be in Poland throughout June and (from what I can work out), accommodation [...] is pretty much booked out.

    Does that help?

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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's: I will be in Poland throughout June and (from what I can work out), accommodation [...] is pretty much booked out.

    Does that help?
    Could you please explain the meaning of the sentence?

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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

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    Could you please explain the meaning of the sentence?
    Which words have you looked up in a dictionary and still don't understand?

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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Which words have you looked up in a dictionary and still don't understand?
    "from what" , "work out" , " accommodation" , "booked out"

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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    "from what" , "work out" , " accommodation" , "booked out"
    Then give up all hope. If, with the help of more than 100 dictionaries here and the responses from members to the nine or ten threads on 'accommodation' that you have started, you still claim not to understand 'accommodation', then you are simply not making any reasonable effort at all. I will not bother to respond to any more of your questions. If you keep this up, others will also decide not to waste their time.

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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    Does “work out accommodation” mean “plan for a place to stay” in the following sentence? If not, what is the correct meaning?

    I will be in Poland throughout June and from what I can work out accommodation in the host cities around particular games is pretty much booked out.
    O.K.
    I will split the sentence into several groups. Try rewriting those parts (you don't understand) in your own words.

    1. I will be in Poland throughout June
    2. from what I can work out
    3. accommodation / in the host cities around particular games / is pretty much booked out

    what... = the thing(s) that...
    work out... = (in this context, I think it's close to) find...
    booked out = (in this context, I think it means the same as) booked up, fully booked


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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    "from what" , "work out" , " accommodation" , "booked out"
    Shamsiyan, I'm perplexed that you still don't understand what an "accomodation" is, even though I, and other members have explained what this word means. Have you read my response from a couple of days ago? If not, read it again here https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...mmodation.html.

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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Shamsiyan, I'm perplexed that you still don't understand what an "accomodation" is, even though I, and other members have explained what this word means. Have you read my response from a couple of days ago? If not, read it again here https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...mmodation.html.
    S/he seems to understand the meaning of the word in this context because s/he has used "a place to stay" in post #1.
    The longer a sentence becomes, the more confused s/he seems. It might be partly because of a lack of his/her grammatical knowledge. Dictionary definitions won't solve all the problems s/he might have.

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    Re: The meaning of “work out accommodation”

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    S/he seems to understand the meaning of the word in this context because s/he has used "a place to stay" in post #1.
    The longer a sentence becomes, the more confused s/he seems. It might be partly because of a lack of his/her grammatical knowledge. Dictionary definitions won't solve all the problems s/he might have.
    Alternatively, it could just be deliberately trying to waste everybody's time. The word 'troll' springs to mind.

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