Elizabeth
The bird park 'contained' different species of birds. Any other verb which is more suitable?
May 31, 2010 4:10 AM
Answers · 3
You could use the phrase 'to be home to': The bird park was home to different species of birds
May 31, 2010
Neal's answer is really good - it implies that the birds are also alive and well. Even simply "has/had" works well. Other possibilities are: held, showcased, housed... I'm sure there's more. "Contained" is technically correct but sounds a bit cold, and doesn't indicate if the birds are alive or not (this may be important). You could equally say "the encyclopedia contained different species of birds", or "the freezer compartment contained different species of birds".
May 31, 2010
i think own , possess, have , all can be used here
May 31, 2010
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
Elizabeth
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
Learning Language
English, Spanish