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Language tip of the week: accommodation

Learn English with Macmillan DictionaryIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.

This week’s language tip helps with spelling the noun accommodation:

The word accommodation is often spelled wrongly. It has a double ‘c‘ and a double ‘m‘ in it:
✗ The guest house offers accomodation/acommodation/acomodation for small groups of people.
✓ The guest house offers accommodation for small groups of people.

Accommodation is the British spelling. The usual American word is accommodations:
Hilton Key Largo Resort prides itself on its luxurious accommodations.

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