Meaning of PARKING in English

PARKING

noun

1

BAD : The car was parking outside the flat all night.

GOOD : The car was parked outside the flat all night.

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Use park when you are talking about what a driver does: 'You're not allowed to park (your car) in the city centre.' 'Where've you parked (your car)?'

To talk about a vehicle that has been left somewhere and is not moving, use parked : 'That Ford van has been parked there for over a week.' 'The street is always full of parked cars.'

2

BAD : It took me an hour to find a parking.

GOOD : It took me an hour to find a parking space.

BAD : What the town needs is an underground parking.

GOOD : What the town needs is underground parking.

GOOD : What the town needs is an underground car park.

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a parking space/place = a place in a street, car park etc where a vehicle can be left: 'My first attempt to back into the parking space was a disaster.'

a car park (AmE parking lot ) = a large open area or building where cars can be left: 'The supermarket has its own car park.'

parking (uncountable noun) = space(s) where vehicles can be left: 'Parking is available at Whitefriars Street.' 'There's ample parking in front of the hotel.'

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