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After Charles retired, he moved to the suburbs and planted roses in the vacant lot/land adjacent to his house.

First, does the bolded part sound right?

Second, are lot and land interchangeable in the above? Thanks.
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AngliholicAfter Charles retired, he moved to the suburbs and planted roses in the vacant lot/land adjacent to his house.

First, does the bolded part sound right?

Second, are lot and land interchangeable in the above? Thanks.
Hi,

Somehow, I always think 'land' is bigger than 'lot'. Land could extend far to horizon as one can see. Lot is a small piece of land.

Hope you have the same idea.
Hoa Thai
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AngliholicAfter Charles retired, he moved to the suburbs and planted roses in the vacant lot/land adjacent to his house.

First, does the bolded part sound right?

Second, are lot and land interchangeable in the above? Thanks.

Hi,

Somehow, I always think 'land' is bigger than 'lot'. Land could extend far to horizon as one can see. Lot is a small piece of land.

Hope you have the same idea.
Hoa Thai

Thanks, Hoa.

Do you mean that lot works better in the sample?

To make sure, does the bolded part sound right?
AngliholicDo you mean that lot works better in the sample?

To make sure, does the bolded part sound right? YES!

First, the word 'suburb' gives me a clue that Charles left the crowded environment for a more open space. Since the sentence does not say how big the open space is, I would say lot/land is fine. Nevertheless, we can argue that he might not want to spend his golden days planting roses on thousands of acres of land, thus, he does not need a huge land, but a small lot adjacent to his house. In any event, it is up to the writer to deliver his message. He can use 'lot', 'big lot', 'small piece of land', 'big land', etc... Therefore, I would say again that either word is fine. To me, the choice of land/lot sends different image only ('different' does not mean not applicable).

Best wishes,
Hoa Thai
Thanks, Hoa.

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