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    3-room(ed) apartment

    3-room apartment and 3-roomed apartment are both correct.
    What I don't understand is why '3-roomed' apartment is correct since there is no such word as 'roomed'.

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    #2

    Re: 3-room(ed) apartment

    Merriam-Webster has "roomed" as an adjective - which would make sense in this context, where it is a modifier for "apartment".

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    #3

    Re: 3-room(ed) apartment

    So it is AmE.
    Thanks, Anglika.


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    Re: 3-room(ed) apartment

    Not really. It is used here when describing housing of any kind, and the OED gives it as an adjective as well.

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    Re: 3-room(ed) apartment

    Thanks, Anglika.

    I didn't know that.

    Best wishes

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