Why can we not use a ''It's difficult to find a cheap accommodation.''?
What is the rule.
- GypsyfishLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
"accommodation" is a non-count noun, so it doesn't take the article "a".
"Apartment" is a count noun- "It's difficult to find a cheap apartment."
It's similar to "It's difficult to find cheap furniture" versus "It's difficult to find a cheap sofa."
- MamieLv 71 month ago
It's perfectly correct. There's no reason not to use it. Accommodation can be a non-count noun, but it can also be a 'countable' noun. Here's an example: Two accommodations are available for the night of July 15.
In this sense, 'accommodation' is more or less synonymous with 'hotel room' or 'motel room.'
However, it's also correct to say "It's difficult to find cheap accommodations." And that's just the way the English language works sometimes.
- RPLv 71 month ago
Being unaware of any such rule, I question its existence because the use of such a statement, if true, seems fine.
- Iggy RockoLv 71 month ago
The sentence in quotes is grammatically correct.