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    Are these sentences correct:
    1-You are looking for success, but I am looking for something above. (meaning: something above success)
    2-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment above.
    3-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment on the floor above.

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    Default Re: something above

    1-You are looking for success, but I am looking for something above.

    Within that context, it should be OK, but usually the object is stated e.g, ...something above that/it (i.e, [what you are looking for]), or the phrase 'something more (than that)' is often used:

    I am looking for something more (than that).

    2-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment above.
    It's OK. You could also say, "an apartment above his" or "the above apartment".

    3-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment on the floor above.
    It's OK. You could also say, "an apartment on the above floor".

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    Default Re: something above

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-You are looking for success, but I am looking for something above. (meaning: something above success)
    2-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment above.
    3-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment on the floor above.
    1. I would not use "above" there. You might try "something more important".

    2. That is OK. One could also say "an apartment on a higher floor".

    3. That's fine.

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