I would use floors in both cases.
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I read a sentence in a piece of news.
"Most of the elevators automatically halted at the nearest floor and opened their doors, but 14 were stranded between stories."
I wonder if I can also say this:
Most of the elevators automatically halted at the nearest story and opened their doors, but 14 were stranded between floors.
I have such doubt because I somehow feel "between floors" sounds not grammatically appropriate.
Do I think too much?
Note to those who might be confused:
A floor is a fixed level/point along the route of an elevator or lift.
A storey is the entire space on a particular floor.
So it is more specific to refer to the floor rather than the storey at which the lift stops.
I am not a teacher.
They are interchangeable to me.
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.
I don't think I have ever taken an elevator to a "story."
I might talk about a 20-story building, but I would take the elevator to the 20th floor.
Thank you all. Your replies clear up my doubt.
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