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    #1

    one storey/storeyed house

    My dictionary defines a bungalow as follows:

    A bungalow is a one-storeyed house.

    Would it be wrong is I change it to 'one-storey house? Why should -ed be added in the definition?

    Thanks.

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    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    My dictionary defines a bungalow as follows:

    A bungalow is a one-storeyed house.

    Would it be wrong is I change it to 'one-storey house? Why should -ed be added in the definition?

    Thanks.
    I'd call it a "single storey house".

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    #3

    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    I would not use storeyed. I would use one/two-storey house, though I would use Bhaisahab's suggestion too.

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    #4

    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    I would use story.

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    #5

    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    I would use story.
    "This house has only one story, and after living in it for 25 years I'm getting tired of hearing it."

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    #6

    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    I would use story.
    Isn't 'story' American English?

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    #7

    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Isn't 'story' American English?
    No. Americans say "floor", not "storey".

    This building has one floor.

    But you cannot say "one floored building". Well, you could, but you shouldn't.

    EDIT: never mind. You wrote "story" not "storey". Yes, Americans say story, but floor is more common, at least in my experience.

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    #8

    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    No. Americans say "floor", not "storey".

    This building has one floor.

    But you cannot say "one floored building". Well, you could, but you shouldn't.

    EDIT: never mind. You wrote "story" not "storey". Yes, Americans say story, but floor is more common, at least in my experience.
    No, I wrote 'storey".

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    #9

    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It seems to me that, at least in the western part of the US, one would use the word story when referring to a home and the word floor when referring to a commercial building. I would say that the office is on the second floor and my bedroom is on the second story.

    Interesting. I wouldn't say story in either case.

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    #10

    Re: one storey/storeyed house

    I'd say "single-story house."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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