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    I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located a f

    The cancellation policy for/with my spot is strict so I can't just cancel whenever I want.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

    Is with wrong? Because I think I heard a native speaker say with.

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

    It's wrong in that sentence. Something like "the policy with my company." Some entity to be "with." A spot doesn't work.

    Now, "on my spot" might work.

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

    Will somebody please explain what Victoria's place has to do with anything?

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Will somebody please explain what Victoria's place has to do with anything?
    It's a secret.

    Do you have "Victoria's Secret" stores in the UK? That might get lost in translation.

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Is with wrong? Because I think I heard a native speaker say with.
    For one thing, many native speakers do not speak standard English.

    For another, we all make mistakes all the time. (Even those of us who think our English is perfect!)

    Most importantly, our language has many gray areas. "With" isn't terrible in that sentence, it's just not what most people would say - and I what you really want to know is how to sound natural.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's a secret.

    Do you have "Victoria's Secret" stores in the UK? That might get lost in translation.
    I just took it to mean the home of someone named Victoria. It happens!

    In the U.S., we often call homes places. Let's go to my place, let's go to your place, let's go to Vicky's place. Is it used the same way in the U.K?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I just took it to mean the home of someone named Victoria. It happens!

    In the U.S., we often call homes places. Let's go to my place, let's go to your place, let's go to Vicky's place. Is it used the same way in the U.K?
    He is talking about someone's place. A Bed & Breakfast, if i'm not mistaken.

    I was joking about it being a "secret."

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    Re: I had a pleasant time at Victoria's place! Her apartment is conveniently located

    I still can't connect the thread title to the question asked in post #1.

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