Posted by ESC on October 17, 2004
In Reply to: Abode? posted by Torsten on October 17, 2004
: Hello everybody,
: Could you please tell me when to use the word 'abode'? I understand it means 'dwelling' or 'residence' but how often is it used in modern English? Also, what about the verb 'to abode'? According to the dictionary it can have many different meanings such as 'to stay', 'to dwell' and 'to comply' and 'to obey'.
: Again, how popular is this word today? Many thanks in advance. Torsten
In my experience people in the United States don't use "abode" very often in normal conversation. It is used when a person wants to talk formally.