lodgings - lodging

altiwife

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I think the following sentence is okay.
a. Their lodgings were always kept with a soldierly cleanliness and order.
But what about my next sentence?
b. Their lodging was always kept with a soldierly cleanliness and order.
 

Rover_KE

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Only a is colloquial.

'Lodgings' can mean just a single room.

  1. lodgings
  2. a room or rooms rented for residence:
  3. They found lodgings for the night.
​(Collins)

(Ignore the numbers in the quote. They aren't there in the original and I can never figure out how to delete them.)
 
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