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    #1

    at the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

    1) They stood at the veranda at 2nd floor at the 3-storey building.

    2) They stood at the veranda at 2nd floor in the 3-storey building.

    Dear teachers, please teach me which sentence is correct. At the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

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    #2

    Re: at the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

    Neither correct. There would not be a veranda on a second floor. There are also problems with your prepositions.
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    #3

    Re: at the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

    How about:

    They stood on the balcony on the 2nd floor of the 3-storey building.

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    #4

    Re: at the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

    "They stood on the balcony/terrace on the 2nd floor of the 3-storey building."
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    #5

    Re: at the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

    You could also use "They stood on the balcony of the second floor of the three-storey building.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: at the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

    It is "story" in AmE.

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    #7

    Re: at the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

    Context is important here. The building might have more than one balcony on the second floor, so we would have to start with a balcony/terrace. A building will have only one second floor, so the is correct there, but again, we have no basis for understanding which 3-story building we mean, so back to a three story building:

    We stand
    on a balcony.
    A balcony is
    of a building unit.
    A building unit is
    on a certain storey (or story, or floor).

    They stood on a balcony on the 2nd floor of a 3-storey building.
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    #8

    Re: at the 3-storey building or in the 3-storey building.

    Dear teachers,

    balcony is best described here and not veranda. Thank you for correcting this word for me.

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