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    tall and high

    The building is as tall as 25 floor.

    The building is as high as 25 floor.

    May I know whether 'tall' and 'high' are interchangeable in this situation?

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    #2

    Re: tall and high

    Neither work(s) for me:

    It's a 25-floor/storey building.

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    #3

    Re: tall and high

    Actually, I want to say the temple is very tall like 25 floors.

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    Re: tall and high

    The temple is as tall as a 25-storey building.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: tall and high

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The temple is as tall as a 25-storey building.
    Can I say use floor to replace storey?

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    Re: tall and high

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Can I say use floor to replace "storey" with "floor" in that sentence?
    No, that wouldn't be natural.

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    #7

    Re: tall and high

    You could say "The temple is twenty-five stories tall."

    A story can be a unit of measurement defined as an average of 10 feet, so we can use 'stories' to describe height, even if the object in question doesn't actually have that many separate levels (or even levels at all).

    'Floor' and 'story' are more interchangeable when referencing a particular level. "He has a third floor/third story office."
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    Re: tall and high

    Just to clarify for the OP, BrE uses "storey" and "storeys", and AmE uses "story" and "stories" when talking about the floors of a building.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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