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    • Join Date: Dec 2008
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    a separate room

    If I am staying with my friend for a week and her family gave me a separate room, what is the correct way of expressing this in colloquial English:
    I have my own room?
    I have a room to myself?
    I've been given(?) a separate room?
    I have a separate room at my disposal?
    Please help me out. Each of these sentences sounds awkward to me, but I fail to come up with anything better.

    Thank you


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    Re: a separate room

    Quote Originally Posted by xlns_7 View Post
    If I am staying with my friend for a week and her family gave me a separate room, what is the correct way of expressing this in colloquial English:
    I have my own room?
    I have a room to myself?
    I've been given(?) a separate room?
    I have a separate room at my disposal?
    Please help me out. Each of these sentences sounds awkward to me, but I fail to come up with anything better.

    Thank you
    The most common colloquial way of expressing it in conversation would probably be number 1 - but 2 & 3 are also possible. 4 doesn't sound quite so informal and I would call that the odd one out.

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