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    Good Spot To Stop

    I have a question about the meaning of "spot" in comparison to "place". Suppose the context is reading a book and trying to stop reading:

    1. This is a good place to stop.
    2. This is a good spot to stop.
    Dictionaries don't seem to have a definition for "spot" that would make sentence 2 equivalent to sentence 1. So, is the usage of "spot" in sentence 2 wrong?

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    Re: Good Spot To Stop

    If you Google "definition of spot", you get this straight away. Definition #2 is exactly what you are looking for. I'm surprised it's not in your dictionaries.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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