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    Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    A restroom is toilet in American English. Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A restroom is toilet in American English. Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    Thanks.
    To me "a rest room" suggests just that, a room to rest in.

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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    In the US, it means the toilet, the loo, the WC, the washroom, etc.

    It does NOT mean a room for resting. What is such a room anyway? A bedroom?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

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    In the US, it means the toilet, the loo, the WC, the washroom, etc.

    It does NOT mean a room for resting.

    Barb, let me ask a question. How American would say a room for resting?

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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Barb, let me ask a question. How American would say a room for resting?
    What sort of room would that be? I know where I go to sleep for the night. I don't have a room in my house, nor are there public rooms when traveling, for "resting."
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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    Maybe a lounge?

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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    A restroom is a toilet in American English. Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    I think so far all who have replied have missed the underlined part of my question.
    Could a room for resting be written as REST ROOM? Thanks.


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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    Lounge is a rest room used in Uk. Is it used in US too?

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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In the US, it means the toilet, the loo, the WC, the washroom, etc.

    It does NOT mean a room for resting.
    How could my response have been any more clear, Tan Elaine
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    Re: Would it be correct to write "rest room" to mean a room for resting?

    Like Barb, I have no idea what a 'room for resting' might be, and I am a speaker of BrE.

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