Yes, pretty much.
Student or Learner
I stayed at a hotel by the lake.
I stayed at a hotel near the lake.
Are both the sentences okay and can we used them interchangeably?
Maybe it's another of those little AmE/BrE differences.
Although "Are both sentences correct?" is a correct correction (!), it is not wrong to say "Are both the sentences correct?"
Suniljain, note that you missed the word "a" out of your title and you misspelt "stayed".
Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Jul-2015 at 14:32.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
(Not a Teacher. BrE first language speaker)
>>Maybe it's another of those little AmE/BrE differences.<<
It certainly seems like it. Also, I don't think a BrE speaker would say "on" the lake, although we know what is meant in AmE. To us it sounds like you have a floating house!
(BrE first language speaker.)