I am trying to construct following sentence:

Depending on how many nights accommodations that company would like to provide.

I have two questions:

  1. does this sentence make sense? do you understand what I am trying to say?
  2. should I use night accommodations or nights accommodations?
  • encoder beat me to an answer, but note that your example is not a complete sentence. "depending on" introduces a condition that defines something else. The rest of your example is the condition. But then it's missing what it is that the condition affects. – fixer1234 Mar 26 '17 at 3:42
  • Plural sounds weird. In these cases the noun acts like an adjective, e.g. "four-night accommodation", but I don't know if it could work with how many. I can see it working, "how-many-night accommodation", but I don't know if it's correct. I'd go with something like "depending on the length of the accommodation". – Korvin Mar 26 '17 at 8:00
  • I disagree with Korvin; night is not acting as a noun adjunct here, so the plural is absolutely correct, because it's an accommodation of four nights. – stangdon Mar 26 '17 at 13:26

Since you indicate that there may be a number of nights, then nights is the correct form. If they decided to only provide one night, that would be said, one night's accommodation (the accommodation of one night).

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.