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    Dear Mike,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    A "flight" of stairs is a large number of stairs that takes one up or down an entire building floor (sometimes with a landing in the middle). If there are two or three steps/stairs leading out from a building, it is not a flight, IMO.

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    Dear Mike,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    A "flight" of stairs is a large number of stairs that takes one up or down an entire building floor (sometimes with a landing in the middle). If there are two or three steps/stairs leading out from a building, it is not a flight, IMO.

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    Dear RonBee,

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The word step can be either a noun or a verb. When referring to individual stairs we usually say steps.


    Step can also mean to walk on a road.
    The word step can refer to walking, especially an individual stride, for example: "He stepped off of the sidewalk onto the road."

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    Dear BobK,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Answer (a) would be right, if he started four flights up. I agree with RonBee that steps would be more likely if it was one short flight. [Besides, if 'he' was running, and it had only been four steps, he'd've jumped ]

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    Dear RonBee,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The word step can be either a noun or a verb. When referring to individual stairs we usually say steps.


    Step can also mean to walk on a road.
    The word step can refer to walking, especially an individual stride, for example: "He stepped off of the sidewalk onto the road."

    ~R

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    Dear RonBee,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The word step can be either a noun or a verb. When referring to individual stairs we usually say steps.


    Step can also mean to walk on a road.
    The word step can refer to walking, especially an individual stride, for example: "He stepped off of the sidewalk onto the road."

    ~R

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    Dear RonBee,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The word step can be either a noun or a verb. When referring to individual stairs we usually say steps.


    Step can also mean to walk on a road.
    The word step can refer to walking, especially an individual stride, for example: "He stepped off of the sidewalk onto the road."

    ~R

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    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The word step can be either a noun or a verb. When referring to individual stairs we usually say steps.


    Step can also mean to walk on a road.
    The word step can refer to walking, especially an individual stride, for example: "He stepped off of the sidewalk onto the road."

    ~R

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    Dear RonBee,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The word step can be either a noun or a verb. When referring to individual stairs we usually say steps.


    Step can also mean to walk on a road.
    The word step can refer to walking, especially an individual stride, for example: "He stepped off of the sidewalk onto the road."

    ~R

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    Dear BobK,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Answer (a) would be right, if he started four flights up. I agree with RonBee that steps would be more likely if it was one short flight. [Besides, if 'he' was running, and it had only been four steps, he'd've jumped ]

    b

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