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    a two floor building

    Hi,
    I am describing a house which has two floors. Can I say like this? "It's a two floor building"

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: a two floor building

    I am not a teacher.

    'A two-storey building' would be more common.

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    Re: a two floor building

    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 16-Jul-2014 at 15:41.

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    #4

    Re: a two floor building

    Or "story" in AmE.

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    #5

    Re: a two floor building

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Or "story" in AmE.
    Really? Now that I did not know.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: a two floor building

    Slightly peripheral to the topic: in America, a two-storey building has a first and second floor. In Australia (and I believe in Britain) it has a ground floor and a first floor.

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    #7

    Re: a two floor building

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Really? Now that I did not know.
    I am not a teacher.

    Not a moviegoer then? There was an American comedy horror film in the 1980s called 'House'. The first of its three sequels was called 'House II: The Second Story'. Is that witty or what?

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    Re: a two floor building

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Really? Now that I did not know.
    I thought it weird the first time I saw "storey" with an "e."

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    #9

    Re: a two floor building

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Slightly peripheral to the topic: in America, a two-storey building has a first and second floor. In Australia (and I believe in Britain) it has a ground floor and a first floor.
    Sometimes you will see a "G" for "Ground" on an elevator button. But, yes, the "first floor" is normally the one you walk into from the street.

    The first time I went to Germany I found it amusing that we had to go up a flight of stairs to the get to the first floor.

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    #10

    Re: a two floor building

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Slightly peripheral to the topic: in America, a two-storey building has a first and second floor. In Australia (and I believe in Britain) it has a ground floor and a first floor.
    We have ground floors in Britain.

    I wish we could have some agreement between the variants on this one as it can get confusing- I don't care which one wins out, but one should.

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