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    Could you please tell me if the word "garage" in English also means the same as "attic" (not only a place where a car is kept). If so, could you explain to me the difference between these two words and the ways they are used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Could you please tell me if the word "garage" in English also means the same as "attic" (not only a place where a car is kept). If so, could you explain to me the difference between these two words and the ways they are used?
    They are not the same at all. A garage is a building next to your house or in another location where you keep your car. It is also the word for a business which fixes cars. The attic is the space at the top of your house, under the roof, which can be used for storage of things that you don't need very often. In British English, the attic is usually referred to as "the loft". Some people have their loft/attic converted into a proper room with its own staircase and it's normally used as an office or an extra bedroom.

    You cannot simply use attic and garage interchangeably.

    You might keep boxes of your property safely in either a garage or an attic, but you would never keep your car in your attic!

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    Default Re: Garage and Attic

    attic: a room or space just below the roof of a house, often used for storing things
    http://www.above-it-all.co.uk/pictures/siesta_01.jpg

    garage: a building for keeping one or more cars or other vehicles in
    http://blog-imgs-31.fc2.com/a/b/i/abikobase/garage2.jpg

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    Thank you. It was silly of me to have confused the garage and the garret. My question was actually about the garret and the attic. But I've already found the difference - garret is a small living area and they don't usually live in the attic. Thanks for your patience!)))

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    garret: a usually small and unpleasant room or space area just below the roof of a building
    http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...arret-room.jpg

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    Default Re: Garage and Attic

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They are not the same at all. A garage is a building next to your house or in another location where you keep your car. It is also the word for a business which fixes cars. The attic is the space at the top of your house, under the roof, which can be used for storage of things that you don't need very often. In British English, the attic is usually referred to as "the loft". Some people have their loft/attic converted into a proper room with its own staircase and it's normally used as an office or an extra bedroom.

    You cannot simply use attic and garage interchangeably.

    You might keep boxes of your property safely in either a garage or an attic, but you would never keep your car in your attic!
    Most houses in the US have a garage built in, rather than being a separate building.

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