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    the contents of the building

    Hello.

    content
    contents [pl.] the things that are contained in sth: He tipped the contents of the bag onto the table. Fire has caused severe damage to the contents of the building. She hadnít read the letter and so was unaware of its contents.

    Can I say "what's inside the building" instead of the contents of the building?

    Thank you.


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    Smile Re: the contents of the building

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    content
    contents [pl.] the things that are contained in sth: He tipped the contents of the bag onto the table. Fire has caused severe damage to the contents of the building. She hadn’t read the letter and so was unaware of its contents.

    Can I say "what's inside the building" instead of the contents of the building?

    Thank you.
    You can in that it's grammatically correct, but it really sounds like an awkward connection of two phrases . I would not recommend doing this.


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