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robjen
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:32:52 PM
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Suppose that you want to travel to Mexico next week and need accommodation. Your friend asks you this question.

(A) Where will you lodge (or stay) when you get there?

(B) Where will you be lodging (or staying) when you get there?

(1) Which verb is correct?

(2) Which tense is correct?

Thank you for your help.
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:51:35 PM

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robjen wrote:
Suppose that you want to travel to Mexico next week and need accommodation. Your friend asks you this question.

(A) Where will you lodge (or stay) when you get there?

(B) Where will you be lodging (or staying) when you get there?

(1) Which verb is correct? Both are correct, but "lodge" is very formal and would more likely be used in writing rather than speaking.

(2) Which tense is correct? Both are correct.

Thank you for your help.


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ozok
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:56:55 AM
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Both sentences are good but I often hear:

'Where are you going to stay when you get there?'




just sayin'
Romany
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:14:49 AM
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In BE "lodge" means something different and wouldn't be used.

A "lodger" in BE is someone who rents a room in another families house - also called a "paying guest".

So in British & Commonwealth countries we only use "stay" - "Where will you be staying?" "Do you know where you'll be staying?"
RuthP
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:27:49 PM

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Romany wrote:

In BE "lodge" means something different and wouldn't be used.

A "lodger" in BE is someone who rents a room in another families house - also called a "paying guest".

So in British & Commonwealth countries we only use "stay" - "Where will you be staying?" "Do you know where you'll be staying?"

A "lodger" in AE would be the same. The term is, however, not current.

As far as I know, "lodge" refers to a temporary living situation. This might occur with travel, "I will be lodging at the inn of the Prancing Pony". It does feel as though the use implies a stay longer than just overnight. It also speaks to someone renting a room from another. The assumption (not always met) being that one would eventually have one's own place.
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