Student or Learner
So, last Monday i started teaching English in adult education in GER and now I'm realising that my English is farther from perfect than i'd thought .
I had my students write a hotel booking and someone wrote "please give me an indication of your rates per night including half board".
Is the bold type section correct? Googling it, i got only 3 hits.
What would be a more common way to say this?
with a "your" in front there is not a single hit.
Rates per night on Half Board
Why are you googling? You need to have faith in your knowledge of the language.
Well, googling something in quotes is a reasonably reliable way of finding out what can be said in a foreign language and how common it is.
However, this doesn't work with English so well simply because there are so many non-native speakers on the internet.
Presumably you do know these sites?
[Davies/BYU] BYU-BNC: British National Corpus
[Davies/BYU] The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)
Invaluable for checking usages.
I'm a native AmE speaker, and this is the first time I've ever seen the phrase "half board." I had to Google it myself to find out exactly what you were talking about. It appears that "half board" means one or more meals is included in the price of your room....?
It appears that "half board" means one or more meals is included in the price of your room....?
Yes, exactly that.