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    I statyed at hotel

    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?

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    #2

    Re: I statyed at hotel

    Yes, pretty much.

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    #3

    Re: I statyed at hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Are both the sentences okay, and can we use them interchangeably?
    I am not a teacher, so please tell me whether the corrections are correct.

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    Re: I statyed at hotel

    Yes. they are Matthew.

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    Re: I statyed at hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    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?
    If the hotel was by the lake, I would take it to mean that it was right next to the lake, while a hotel near the lake could be a short distance from it, a few minutes' walk, for example.

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    Re: I statyed at hotel

    For me, "by" and "near" have the same meaning. If I wanted say "right next to the lake", I would use "on".

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    Re: I statyed at hotel

    Maybe it's another of those little AmE/BrE differences.

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    Re: I statyed at hotel

    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.

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    Re: I statyed at hotel

    (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!

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    Re: I statyed at hotel

    This is what we say about the British having houses in a street.

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