Aprende el inglés auténtico de libros y películas.

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Is there room for me on the bus?
Is there place for me on the bus?

Don't use place in the sense of room, which means here unoccupied space.

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What other instrument can you play?
What other organ can you play?

The organ is a particular musical instrument used in some churches to accompany the singing of hymns. Don't use organ to denote any other musical instrument.

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She told me an interesting history.
She told me an interesting story.
We study the story of the Romans.
We study the history of the Romans.

A story is an account of events which may or may not be true. History is a systematic record of past events

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What's the price of this watch?
What's the cost of this watch?

Price is the amount of money paid by the customer. Cost is the amount paid by the shopkeeper. We can say How much does it cost?

Value is the usefulness or importance of something. The value of milk as a food, the value of education. Face value is the amount printed on a piece of-paper-money or on a postage stamp.

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You should go home now.
You should go to your house now.

Take care not to say my house, his house, or your house when you should say home. A house is any building used for dwelling in, and home is the particular house in which someone is living.

Home may also denote one's own country. When an Englishman abroad says: I'm going home this summer, he means going to England.

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