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Postby Pirate » Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:39 am

Will u paste here the url in which u read about hotels ?

Maybe it can help to understand when reading the whole passage.

Or use http://www.dictionary.com for what u need.

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Postby Pirate » Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:31 am

Dear friend,

SUITE is a noun.
"a suite of rooms" means rooms connecting to each other.
In ur 2nd link, they already says "suite one room" stands for 1 bedroom + 1 living room, "suite two rooms" stands for 2 bedrooms + 1 living room. I think this is quite clear.

I can't find EN-SUITE in dictionaries but EN SUITE. It is an ajd/adv. It means the things that go together with something.
In ur 1st link (actually u made a mistake, it should be http://www.s-h-systems.co.uk/hotels/parkhotelbirm.html), it says "En-suite facilities available" and i think they mean the advantages/facilities attached to the room. I don't know if it's the bathroom that u wrote.
The example in my dictionary for EN SUITE is like this: " each apartment in this building has a kitchen en suite ".

Anyway u can't use these two words interchangeably becuz they r not the same kind (noun >< adj/adv).

Here r what http://www.dictionary.com says:

suite
n.
A staff of attendants or followers; a retinue.

A group of related things intended to be used together; a set.
(also st) A set of matching furniture: a dining room suite.
A series of connected rooms used as a living unit.
Music.
An instrumental composition, especially of the 17th or 18th century, consisting of a succession of dances in the same or related keys.
An instrumental composition consisting of a series of varying movements or pieces.
Computer Science.
A group of software products packaged and sold together, usually having a consistent look and feel, a common installation, and shared macros.
A group of procedures that work cooperatively: The TCP/IP suite of protocols includes FTP and Telnet.


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[French, from Old French. See suit.]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.



suite

\Suite\, n. [F. See Suit, n.] 1. A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador. See Suit, n., 5.

2. A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or clessed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals. See Suit, n., 6.

Mr. Barnard took one of the candles that stood upon the king's table, and lighted his majesty through a suite of rooms till they came to a private door into the library. --Boswell.

3. (Mus.) One of the old musical forms, before the time of the more compact sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude. Some composers of the present day affect the suite form.


Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


suite

n 1: a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected 2: a series of connected rooms used as a living unit [syn: rooms] 3: the group following and attending to some important person [syn: cortege, retinue, entourage] 4: a matching set of furniture


Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University


EN SUITE
adv. & adj.
In or as part of a series or set: a room and its furniture that were decorated en suite; en suite decorations.


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[French : en, in + suite, a following, sequence.]


Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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