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1. There is a big apartment without room. Lin makes two rooms with thick wooden walls. Since the walls are not made of cement. Shall I call them pedestion or divider?
2. Any mistake in the above question?
There is a big apartment without room(?)
This sentence doesn't make sense.
What I would have said, as a NES, but not a teacher, would have been: There is a large, single-room 'apartment' ('flat' in BrE)."
Lin makes two rooms with thick wooden walls.
The walls are not made of cement.
There is no such word in the Free Dictionary as "pedestion"
A "room-divider" would not normally be full height from floor to ceiling.
Full height, non load-bearing walls of the type I believe you are referring to are called "partition walls".
Hope this helps
PS Looks like Raymott got there just ahead of me!
Last edited by Route21; 07-Jun-2011 at 18:47.
If the wall is made of a wooden frame covered with plasterboard or some other thin board, it is a technically a stud wall. These walls are commonly called (room-) dividers, dividing walls, and partition walls
Yes, a large one-room apartment would be a "studio." A small one would be an "efficiency."
On checking via the Free Dictionary: studs - definition of studs by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. it gives:
(Miscellaneous Technologies / Building) Building trades: A vertical member made of timber, steel, etc., that is used with others to construct the framework of a wall (BrE) and
An upright post in the framework of a wall for supporting sheets of lath, wallboard, or similar material (AME).
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I would normally have regarded "room dividers" as being "part-height" temporary partitions or folding screens, but some hotels do use full height folding (concertina) walls to temporarily divide up conference rooms to make multiple smaller meeting rooms.
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