# a/any three-bedroom house(s)

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#### Winwin2011

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Is it logical for a person who wants to rent a house saying,"I'd like to know whether you have any three-bedroom houses to rent."? Is it better to say, "a three-bedroom house"?

Thanks.

#### Gillnetter

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It makes sense if you are asking if he has more than one such house. If you are asking if he has one such house, use "bedroom".

#### Winwin2011

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It makes sense if you are asking if he has more than one such house. If you are asking if he has one such house, use "bedroom".

Thanks Gillnetter,

What do you mean by using "bedroom" if we are asking if he has one such house? Does it make sense to say, "I'd like to know whether you have any three-bedroom houses to rent." if we are asking if he has one such house?

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#### emsr2d2

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If you believe the person only has one such house for rent, then ask "Do you have a three-bedroom house to rent?" If you think he has more than one, ask "Do you have any three-bedroom houses to rent?"

(I'm not sure what Gilnetter meant by "use bedroom" either ;-) )

#### Winwin2011

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If you believe the person only has one such house for rent, then ask "Do you have a three-bedroom house to rent?" If you think he has more than one, ask "Do you have any three-bedroom houses to rent?"

(I'm not sure what Gilnetter meant by "use bedroom" either ;-) )

Thanks emsr2d2,

If I am not sure how many houses the person has, which of the following sentences make sense?

1. I'd like to know whether you have any three-bedroom houses to rent.
2. I'd like to know whether you have a three-bedroom houses to rent.

If I say #1, the person might say, "How many houses you want to rent?" Actually, I just want to rent one such house.

#### emsr2d2

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Thanks emsr2d2,

If I am not sure how many houses the person has, which of the following sentences make sense?

1. I'd like to know whether you have any three-bedroom houses to rent.
2. I'd like to know whether you have a three-bedroom [STRIKE]houses[/STRIKE] house to rent.

If I say #1, the person might say, "How many houses you want to rent?" Actually, I just want to rent one such house.

I don't think most people would assume you wanted to rent more than one house. If you're not sure how many they have, use "I'd like to know if you have any three-bedroom houses to rent".

#### 5jj

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1. I'd like to know whether you have any three-bedroom houses to rent.
2. I'd like to know whether you have a three-bedroom house[STRIKE]s[/STRIKE] to rent.

If I say #1, the person might say, "How many houses you want to rent?" Actually, I just want to rent one such house.

As to the second, most people would assume that you want to rent only one.

#### bhaisahab

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As to the second, most people would assume that you want to rent only one.

Am I alone in wanting to see "bedroomed" instead of "bedroom"?

#### emsr2d2

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Am I alone in wanting to see "bedroomed" instead of "bedroom"?

Funnily enough, in my first post, I nearly added a "PS" saying "someone is bound to suggest three-bedroomed in this thread at some point!" Thanks for not disappointing me.

I think you'll see and hear both.

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