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Accommodation

from English Grammar Today

Accommodation is an uncountable noun. It means a place to live:

In Rome we had nice accommodation not far from the coast.

Not: In Rome we had a nice accommodation

Accommodation in San Francisco is very expensive.

Not: Accommodations in San Francisco are

You will sometimes hear the plural accommodations in American English.

Spelling

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Take care to spell accommodation correctly, with cc and mm.

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