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Help on English vocab, including idioms, slang and sayings

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Postby IrinaOlegovna » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:15 pm

I've got a very simple question, though only you can tell me the answer.
If I say I run a hotel, does it mean I own it?
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Re: Run=Own?

Postby sethmurphy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:57 pm

It's true only if you own and run a hotel simultaneously.

To own a hotel means to have ownership of it, whereas to run it means to manage it.

You can say that you run(manage) a hotel as a president,

but it doesn't necessarily mean you own it.
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