Elizabeth
1.both rooms had no bathroom ...2.both rooms do not have a bathroom which sentence is better?
May 16, 2010 3:04 PM
Answers · 3
I find that both of those sentences are a little clumsy. i would say... Past tense: Neither room had a bathroom. Present tense: Neither room has a bathroom.
May 16, 2010
Both the sentences are ok. The first one shows that you have visited two rooms ( in near past) and now telling about that to someone. The second one shows that you are still visiting or living in those two rooms and now telling about that.
May 16, 2010
I second Jamie's suggestion. "Neither" is a better word to use. Using "both" is inclusive, which sounds messy when you are excluding something (the bathroom). Adding to that, I'd use "ensuite" in place of bathroom (eg. in a hotel). "Bathroom" is a correct and polite term, however when talking about another single room, it sounds as if there is a room in that room. Confusing? ;) Neither room had an ensuite. Neither room has an ensuite.
May 17, 2010
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
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