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    fang2008 is offline Junior Member
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    Default interior vs internal

    Any difference between these two:

    interior structure,
    internal structure

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    colloquium is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: interior vs internal

    They both have a very similar meaning; however one difference is that interior can be used as a noun or an adjective, but internal can only be used as an adjective.

    The building's interior. (The inside of the building - a noun, a thing.)

    However internal can only function as an adjective.

    The building's internal. (incorrect - internal is not a thing/noun, only a feature/description of a thing.)

    The building's internal space. (correct - here internal (an adjective) describes the space as being internal, not external.)


    There is much more to be said on this topic.

    Hopefully someone can elaborate on my suggestions.

    I am not a teacher.

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