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    Which is correct: guestroom or guest room or guest-room?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Renee J, Apr 5, 2014.

    Google returns all three as words. Right now, I'm using, "guest room".
     
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    I would use "guest room" (two separate words). I just checked, and Merriam-Webster spells it with two words as well.
     
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    that's how i see it used most of the time and how i would write it/edit it...
     
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    Thanks! That's what I thought.
     
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    Guest room and guestroom are both correct. It's your choice.
     
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    I prefer "guestroom" because it fits with "bedroom" and "bathroom".
     
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    but 'dining room' and 'living room' and 'sitting room' are still 2 words...
     
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    Compare the two sets:

    Guestroom, bedroom, bathroom: all private areas.

    Dining room, living room, sitting room: all communal areas.

    It makes more sense to group guestroom with the first group.
     
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    if you say so..................o_O
     

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