a ground floor apartment

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He reached an office building, and then passed through security and down a separate elevator to the basement. Small dots of neon paint on the wall marked the path and he followed them through a web of dank hallways to a wall.Metal sheeting pushed aside to reveal a tunnel, and August made his way along until he reached a matching false wall on the other end. He slid it open, and stepped out into the cellar of a ground floor apartment.

Source: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

What is "a ground floor apartment"? Is it simply a one-floor building, or an apartment at the 1st floor of a building?

  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    A ground-floor flat or apartment is one where the entrance is on the ground floor. There should be multiple storeys on the building. You can also have a first-floor apartment, second-floor apartment etc in the same building.

    (In BrE, the first-floor flat is above the ground-floor flat. In AmE, the first-floor apartment is the same as the ground-floor apartment.)
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