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09:38 Oct 26, 2001
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Marketing
English term or phrase:there is a room already accupied
there is a room already accupied
i want to ask you that accupy mean already possession so why we use already with accupy ? please clear my concept .
Explanation: Normally you would say, "I'm sorry the room is occupied" and not already occupied. To understand why someone would say it is *already* occupied you have to understand the particular situation. For example, I go to a hotel and ask if a room is available and the clerk says yes. I leave and return 10 minutes later and someone else has already taken the vacant room. So the clerk says, "it's already occupied." The meaning is that it was vacant a few minutes ago, but now it's not.
Explanation: I think it should be OCCUPIED.
In case the context for this is a hotel, a hostel or something of the like, the word occupied means that something has already taken a room. You are not the first guest here.
With so little context, I cannot give you more details.
Hope it helps!