Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 11:18:39 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: stay and live Matthew James Gordon asks about... >>> The use of "stay" AS OPPOSED TO "live" as in "Where do you stay?" "I stay in Hammond on 173rd street." (It is clear that the meaning of temporary residence (e.g. "stay in a hotel") is not intended.) [emphasis added -- MAM] <<< I am puzzled by the form of the question. You seem to be talking about "stay" used as *equivalent* to "live" (in the sense of 'reside' [at a permanent address]), and that is how respondents have taken it, so I don't understand why you refer to opposition. Would you please explain? Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA :