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    living space

    Can the expression "living space" be used as a synonym for "square footage" when talking about the size of a house?

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    Re: living space

    Sometimes, not always. If you're stating in numbers the size of the space, you would have to say something like:

    - The house has a thousand square feet of living space.

    But you can use it as a word-for-word substitute if no numbers are involved.

    - It has plenty of living space / It has plenty of square footage.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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