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    Question Garret under the roof

    "Garret" is "a very small uncomfortable room at the top of a house" (CALD) or "A room on the top floor of a house, typically under a pitched roof; an attic" (Farlex). Why, then, would one write "a garret under the roof"? Is it not obvious that a garret is placed under the roof?

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    Re: Garret under the roof

    Indeed - but you must allow an author some licence in the way he expresses things!

    I think it adds to the sense of the poverty indicated by emphasising the person is having to live in the least pleasant part of the building.

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    Thumbs up Re: Garret under the roof

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Indeed - but you must allow an author some licence in the way he expresses things!
    Great words! And a nice lesson for me. Thanks.

    Nyggus

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