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    Re: Plaster -coated structure/prospective images/

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I can't imagine there are such buildings without electricity and water supply in this day and age.
    In the building -yes there is, but not in flats. The new owner of a flat hooks up electricity/water.

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    I suggest you refrain from using the word pictures, as it's too general to have a useful meaning. I can draw a picture (poorly), I can paint a picture (even worse!), and I can 'take' a picture. Better to use the words photograph or rendering, depending on how the image was created.
    Last edited by J&K Tutoring; 31-Mar-2019 at 11:30.

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    Same here in China. When you buy an apartment, you get the very bare shell. Probably there are (the absolute cheapest) exterior windows just to keep the birds out and make the building presentable from the outside to prospective buyers, but there is nothing inside. Wiring is run in ugly plastic channels on the surface or grooves are chiseled into the concrete or brick walls and wires are laid into the grooves. Then plaster covers the grooves. Not really a bad system, just different.

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    #24

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    In the building -yes there is, but not in flats. The new owner of a flat hooks up electricity/water.
    Well, in that case the utility supply lines are there ready for the unit owners to hook up with.
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    #25

    Re: Plaster -coated structure/prospective images/

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    Same here in China. When you buy an apartment, you get the very bare shell. Probably there are (the absolute cheapest) exterior windows just to keep the birds out and make the building presentable from the outside to prospective buyers, but there is nothing inside. Wiring is run in ugly plastic channels on the surface or grooves are chiseled into the concrete or brick walls and wires are laid into the grooves. Then plaster covers the grooves. Not really a bad system, just different.
    What do you call them in China? What if I ''use plaster-coated apartments wih utility lines installed?'' butn the second case where there are walls wihout plaster and literary nothing inside what would you call such aprtments?

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    #26

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    What do you call them in China? What if I ''use plaster-coated apartments wih utility lines installed?'' butn the second case where there are walls wihout plaster and literary nothing inside what would you call such aprtments?
    I would call it "apartment with bare finish/plaster finish". But then, the wall finish is not the only type of finish in a building/apartment. There are other finishes for the floors, ceilings, bathrooms, etc.

    It is better than you write out the full text rather than take terms out of context.
    Last edited by tedmc; 31-Mar-2019 at 16:35.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    I have no idea if it's the right term within the trade, but an apartment where even the walls haven't been finished off to cover the wiring etc sounds like a "shell" to me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    ]I would call it "apartment with bare finish/plaster finish". But then, the wall finish is not the only type of finish in a building/apartment. There are other finishes for the floors, ceilings, bathrooms, etc. You are right but since they only specify the wall finish I will use ''apartment with plaster finish'' and for ''shells'' ''apartment with bare finish'' as you suggest

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    #29

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    This text needs rewriting:
    I will change my sentence (....than tenant builder apartments in the building under construction'') into ''The building is under construction''. Would it OK?
    Why is it wrong to use ''reconstruct or rebuild it according to your own project'' in this sentence below?
    ''It is possible to buy a few apartments or reconstruct one according to your own project''

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    #30

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    An exterior plaster coating is called stucco. You can say it's a stuccoed building.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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