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    #1

    One or it

    Hi,

    The context is I want to say that I live above a supermarket. Which couple of sentences is better?

    - I am the neighbor of a supermarket. I live above one.

    or

    - I am the neighbor of a supermarket. I live above it.

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    #2

    Re: One or it

    Neither one is natural. Just say "I live above a supermarket".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: One or it

    You can't be the neighbour of a building. Your neighbours are the people who live next door to you, or perhaps above or below you. It can extend to the people a few houses/flats along on either side.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: One or it

    You can say that there is a supermarket in your neighborhood. But saying that you live above it tells us that it is in your neighborhood.

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    #5

    Re: One or it

    You could use something like "I live in a beautiful old building. One of the neighbouring buildings has been turned into an ultra-modern supermarket. I don't like it. It doesn't fit with the other buildings in the street".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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