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    Spoken address

    She is living at block A on 11th floor in Rex building, number 20 in George Street.

    Is the above sentence correct in spoken English?

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    Re: Spoken address

    What is the unit number (apartment I presume) on the 11th floor or does she occupy the whole floor?

    I would use the present tense and say: Her address is No. xx, 11th Floor, Block A, Rex Building, 20, George Street.
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    Re: Spoken address

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    What is the unit number (apartment I presume) on the 11th floor or does she occupy the whole floor?

    I would use the present tense and say: Her address is No. xx, 11th Floor, Block A, Rex Building, 20, George Street.
    Sorry, I've made a mistake. It should be unit A. There are a few units on the 11th floor.

    Do you mean I should omit all prepositions?

    I want to learn the prepositions for unit, floor,.block, building, street and district.

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    Re: Spoken address

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Her address is Unit A, 11th floor, Rex Building, 20 George Street. No prepositions or articles are required .

    You can, if you wish say She lives in/at Unit A on the 11th floor of (the) Rex Building at 20 George Street.
    Should I add the district as follows?

    "She lives in/at Unit A on the 11th floor of (the) Rex Building at 20 George Street in Seattle of US."

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    Re: Spoken address

    It depends how precise you need to be.

    ' ... at 20 George Street, Seattle, Washington, USA.'

    Or

    '... at 20 George Street, Seattle, in the USA.'

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    Re: Spoken address

    She lives at Unit A, 11th Floor, Rex Building, 20, George St.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Spoken address

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It depends how precise you need to be.

    ' ... at 20 George Street, Seattle, Washington, USA.'

    Or

    '... at 20 George Street, Seattle, in the USA.'
    Although there is apparently only one city named "Seattle", it's conventional for US place names to include the name of the state - Washington, in this case. Making this a habit can avoid such little embarrassments as arriving in Portland, Oregon when you were invited to Portland, Maine, which is over 4,000km east.
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    Re: Spoken address

    I know this thread is about a spoken address, but for the sake of completeness, you might like to know that a written address for the USA should include the standard postal abbreviation of the state after the town or city: Seattle, WA; Portland, OR, as well as the zip code.

    (Here's the full list.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Oct-2017 at 14:16.

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    Re: Spoken address

    To conclude, should I say:

    "in or at" unit (e.g. unit A)
    "on" floor (e.g..14/floor)
    "in" block (e.g. block B)
    "of" building (e.g. May Building)
    "at" street (e.g. George Street)
    "in" district (e.g. Seattle)
    "in" state (e.g. Washington)
    "in" country (e.g. USA)

    What is the preposition for zip code, please?

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    Re: Spoken address

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    What is the preposition for zip code, please?
    We don't use one. Say Dayton,
    Ohio 45439.
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