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    BrE for dormitory

    What is the most widely used British English word for dormitory (AmE), i.e. a place of residence on the territory of the university for British university students who don't live at home? Is it a hall of residence?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: BrE for dormitory

    In AmE we use "dormitory" or "residence hall". I was a resident advisor (RA) in college and the facilities were called residence halls.

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    Re: BrE for dormitory

    I am not a teacher.

    Yes, it is a hall of residence.

    In BrE a dormitory is usually a large room shared by a number of people.

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