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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, December 3, 2017 8:09:08 AM
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There is room/space for four people on the back seat of my car.

Which is the correct word?

Thanks.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, December 3, 2017 9:26:52 AM

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Either is fine. I most often say there is room for three people in the back seat of my car. (What kind of a car do you have that allows for four people?)

We have room for more!
Can you accommodate 3 more people?
...Yes, we have the room.
...Yes, we have the room.
...Yes, we have room for many more.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, December 3, 2017 10:20:54 AM
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Thanks, Wilmar.
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, December 3, 2017 10:27:22 AM

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Koh,

The difference is that room is used to refer to space that can be occupied, while space is used to refer to an unoccupied area, and which could be kept unoccupied. Ex : In a garden, there must be vacant space between trees. There is no room for any more furniture in this house.

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NKM
Posted: Sunday, December 3, 2017 2:26:45 PM

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"Room" is the preferred word.

But how small are the four people who are supposed to fit into that back seat?

Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Sunday, December 3, 2017 2:43:31 PM

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NKM wrote:
But how small are the four people who are supposed to fit into that back seat?

Sixteen fit in the Volkswagen Up! with seven of them in the back sit:

http://www.caradvice.com.au/142609/volkswagen-up-fits-16-people-in-record-attempt/






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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:26:16 AM

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Only 16 they weren't really trying were they.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-people-crammed-in-a-mini-cooper

The world record for people in a classic style Mini is 27.

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