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    #1

    reserving facilities - which words

    Which verbs are correct?

    You arrive at the motel and want to have a swimming pool only for yourself. What do you say?

    I'd like to rent a swimming pool from 6 to 9.

    I'd like to book a swimming pool from 6 to 9.

    I'd like to reserve a swimming pool from 6 to 9.

    Is it rental/booking/reservation?

    Thanks in advance for all your replies .

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    Re: reserving facilities - which words

    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    Which verbs are correct?

    You arrive at the motel and want to have a swimming pool only for yourself. What do you say?

    I'd like to rent a swimming pool from 6 to 9.

    I'd like to book a swimming pool from 6 to 9.

    I'd like to reserve a swimming pool from 6 to 9.

    Is it rental/booking/reservation?

    Thanks in advance for all your replies .
    I don't know of any hotel/motel that would do this as swimming pools in the US are for all of the guests. I suppose if you are going to pay for the use of the pool you could say I'd llke to rent the (most have only one pool. If there are more than one then you would have to stipulate which pool) pool. Between "book" and "reserve" I would opt for "reserve".

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    Re: reserving facilities - which words

    I know it's very unusual to have a swimming pool for oneself
    Why would you opt for 'reserve' instead of 'book'?

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    Re: reserving facilities - which words

    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    I know it's very unusual to have a swimming pool for oneself
    Why would you opt for 'reserve' instead of 'book'?
    Reserve means to save or put aside. Book has more of a conotation of paying for something. It may be true that you will pay for the use of the pool but "reserve" seems to be the better choice. In addition, since most hotels/motels do not do this as a rule, I doubt if they would have established a charge or a method of "booking" a pool.

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