A ground, a piece of ground

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Allegro molto

Senior Member
Japanese
Hallo

A. The local authority bought a ground.
B. The local authority bought a piece of ground.
(A note; A ground, a piece of ground are intended for a playground at a school.)

Should the sentence B be used in the sense of the note?

Thank you
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I think we might say a piece of land, or a piece of property, or some land/property (for a playground). I wouldn't use ground here myself.
     

    Allegro molto

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Hello, Copyright

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    As I haven’t yet met the expression “a ground” in sentences, the sentence A was posted.
    Is “a ground” an impossibility?

    Thank you
     

    Er.S.M.M.Hanifa

    Banned
    Tamil
    In India, we say 'ground' as a unit of land occupying a space
    of 5.5 cents.
    We are used to say "I bought a ground of land to build my house".
    This unit of 'ground' varies from one place to another.
    Er.S.M.M.Hanifa
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    India is quite a large country -- I believe that ground is a Tamil measurement and would not be a familiar term to people who don't live in that region. From what I've discovered so far, 100 cents equals one acre.
     

    Allegro molto

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Hello, Er.S.M.M.Hanifa
    Thank you very much for your information.

    In India, we say 'ground' as a unit of land occupying a space
    of 5.5 cents.
    We are used to say "I bought a ground of land to build my house".
    This unit of 'ground' varies from one place to another.
    Er.S.M.M.Hanifa

    By the way, is it physically possible to build a house on a space worth 5.5 cents?

    Thank you
     

    Allegro molto

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Hello, Er.S.M.M.Hanifa

    Sorry, I made a big mistake of understanding “5.5 cents” as in terms of a unit of money.
     
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