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    In what way does one refer to the land where you live?

    Hello,

    In what way does one refer to the land where you live?

    As in a conversation with my neighbor.

    A. Your land is spacious.
    B. Your plot is spacious.
    C. Your lot is spacious.
    D. Your grounds are spacious.

    Which one is acceptable?

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    Re: In what way does one refer to the land where you live?

    We do use space to describe area, but I tend to think of "spacious" as describing something with 3 dimensions: a spacious house, a spacious car, etc. Land is strictly two dimensional.

    A. 'You have lots of land.' I might use that to describe a farm, but not a typical residential lot in a city.
    B. This would not come up in a neighborly conversation, IMHO, unless you are talking about some subdivision of his residential lot: 'Your garden plot is sizeable.'.
    C. 'You have a nice, big lot!' would be a very common thing to say in this situation.
    D. This sounds like you're talking to some rich person about their large estate. 'Your grounds are extensive!'

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    Re: In what way does one refer to the land where you live?

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    C. 'You have a nice, big lot!' would be a very common thing to say in this situation.
    Thank you very much, J&K Tutoring

    Perhaps, the 'lot' in C. might be AE. How does one say it in BrE?

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    Re: In what way does one refer to the land where you live?

    We only use "lot" to describe, for example, the big expanse of concrete out the front of a car sales building, where all the cars sit. It's a "car lot" (not everyone calls it that though).

    In the context you gave, without being able to see the "lot", I'd have to say "You have a huge/really big garden!" or "You have a lot of land!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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