student asking question

Why did she say "stay" not "live", even though she's living in condominium?


Native speaker’s answer


She used the verb "stay" here to indicate that she is living there temporarily. Even though condominiums are usually a place where people "live", the verb "stay" can be used whenever someone doesn't intend to live somewhere permanently, and will only be there for a little bit of time. Ex: The house we are staying at is very nice. Ex: I'm staying in this small apartment until I find a better job.

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