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    " in his room above the inn"? Why not "in the inn"?

    Can't understand the meaning of "above"

    There is no apparent reason for Vincent's suicide.many theories have been posited but none are entirely convincing.It is possible that he did it for Theo who was unappreciated by his employers and struggling at work.Vincent had been his life-long financial burden unable to repay him in any way except friendship Furthermore,Vincent knew and was appalled by the way an artist's paintings leapt up in value the moment the artist died.He was leaving a large legacy of paintings to Theo and his family and maybe saw this as the only way to truly help them.
    His coffin lay in his room above the inn,decorated with sunflowers and yellow dahlias and his last paintings
    were hung on the surrounding walls.He was buried the
    next day in Auvers cemetery.Theo was devastated.
    Two months later he was seized by delirium and within six
    months,he,too,was dead.In 1914 his widow had
    him reinterred beside Vincent in Auvers.He died
    without knowing that Vincent van Gogh would soon be
    acknowledged as one of the greatest artists of all time.

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    Re: " in his room above the inn"? Why not "in the inn"?

    His room was not a part of the inn. It was above the inn.

    "Inn" can mean a place that provides food and lodging, or just a place that provides food, like a tavern.

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