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    #1

    Booking & Reservation

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    Operator: Good morning. Domestic service speaking.
    Patterson: .........
    Operator: One moment,please,I'll check to see if there is a seat available.

    My answer is "I want to book a seat to Phuket on Thursday." but the correct answer is "I'd like to make a reservation on this Thursday flight to Phuket" .

    Why is it incorrect ?,I think they have the same meaning.
    How to use book and reseve? Can they be used in the same way?

    Thanks you

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    #2

    Re: Booking & Reservation

    They have the same meaning. I actually prefer the first.

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    #3

    Re: Booking & Reservation

    There's nothing wrong with your answer to me either. I'd like is more polite than I want, but that doesn't make want wrong.

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    #4

    Re: Booking & Reservation

    "On this Thursday flight" doesn't sound right to my ears at all.
    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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    #5

    Re: Booking & Reservation

    Good point- I was focused on the start and missed that. Thursday's flight would work, but the answer given as correct doesn't.

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    #6

    Re: Booking & Reservation

    Quote Originally Posted by PJansam View Post

    Operator: Good morning. Domestic service speaking.
    Patterson: .........
    Operator: One moment (no comma required here) please. (space required after a full stop) I'll check to see if there is a seat available.

    My answer is "I want to book a seat to Phuket on Thursday" but the correct answer is "I'd like to make a reservation on this Thursday's flight to Phuket".

    Why is it incorrect ? (no comma required here) I think they have the same meaning.
    How to use book and reserve? Can they be used in the same way?

    Thanks Thank you.
    See my amendments above in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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