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Are these sentences correct:
1-You are looking for success, but I am looking for something above. (meaning: something above success)
2-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment above.
3-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment on the floor above.
 

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1-You are looking for success, but I am looking for something above.

Within that context, it should be OK, but usually the object is stated e.g, ...something above that/it (i.e, [what you are looking for]), or the phrase 'something more (than that)' is often used:

I am looking for something more (than that).

2-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment above.
It's OK. You could also say, "an apartment above his" or "the above apartment".

3-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment on the floor above.
It's OK. You could also say, "an apartment on the above floor".
 

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navi said:
Are these sentences correct:
1-You are looking for success, but I am looking for something above. (meaning: something above success)
2-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment above.
3-He lived on the third floor. I rented an appartment on the floor above.

1. I would not use "above" there. You might try "something more important".

2. That is OK. One could also say "an apartment on a higher floor".

3. That's fine.

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