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    Someone broke into the accommodation I am living.

    Hi, everyone.
    This one is from one of my friends' status: "Someone broke into the accommodation I was living last night."
    I know the words like 'room' or 'apartment' can be used, but is it all right to say "to break into my accommodation"?
    I've never seen that phrase before. However, when I look into the dictionaries, there's nothing against it.
    What's your opinion? Thank you very much.
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    Re: Someone broke into the accommodation I am living.

    It is a bit unusual, but it is OK. But the sentence is not correct. One does not "live an accommodation".

    This would be better as "Someone broke into my room/house/apartment last night.

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    Re: Someone broke into the accommodation I am living.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is a bit unusual, but it is OK. But the sentence is not correct. One does not "live an accommodation".

    This would be better as "Someone broke into my room/house/apartment last night.
    Right. And 'accommodation' is either uncountable (British English) or plural as 'accommodations' (American English).
    What about: "Someone broke into the accommodation(s) I was living in last night?"
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    Re: Someone broke into the accommodation I am living.

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    ... the accommodation(s) I was living in last night ...
    If 's' is used, can it mean the speaker was living in more than one place?

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    Re: Someone broke into the accommodation I am living.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    If 's' is used, can it mean the speaker was living in more than one place?
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    accommodation (n.):
    1a) accommodations [plural] US : a place (such as a room in a hotel) where travelers can sleep and find other services
    1b) [noncount] chiefly Brit : a place where people can live, stay, or work
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    Re: Someone broke into the accommodation I am living.

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    What about: "Someone broke into the accommodation(s) I was living in last night?"
    Unless you have moved out of the accommodation since the burglary, this would work better for me:
    Last night, someone broke into the house/building/apartment/accommodation I am living in.


    Accommodation isn't the natural choice for me with living. If it's temporary accommodation, then staying would work better, and if it's permanent, then a more specific word would be more natural IMO.

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