1. ## Re: flight and stairs

Dear Mike,

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

Jiang
Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
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.

BTW = by the way.
IMO = in my opinion

2. ## Re: flight and stairs

Dear Mike,

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

Jiang
Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
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.

BTW = by the way.
IMO = in my opinion

3. ## Re: flight and stairs

Dear RonBee,

Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.
Jiang
Originally Posted by RonBee
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

4. ## Re: flight and stairs

Dear BobK,

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

Jiang
Originally Posted by BobK
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

5. ## Re: flight and stairs

Dear RonBee,

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

Jiang
Originally Posted by RonBee
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

6. ## Re: flight and stairs

Dear RonBee,

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

Jiang
Originally Posted by RonBee
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

7. ## Re: flight and stairs

Dear RonBee,

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

Jiang
Originally Posted by RonBee
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

8. ## Re: flight and stairs

Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.
Jiang
Originally Posted by RonBee
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

9. ## Re: flight and stairs

Dear RonBee,
Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.
Jiang
Originally Posted by RonBee
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

10. ## Re: flight and stairs

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

Jiang
Originally Posted by BobK
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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