Two-storey building or two floor building

lapdwicks

Senior Member
Sinhala
Dear all,

Please let me know what the most accurate form is.


There are some two-storey buildings in our school.

or

There are some two-floor buildings in our school.

Thanks
 
  • kool-wind

    Senior Member
    British English
    One might also note the different spellings for the plural of storey.
    Both stories and storeys exist in English.
    I prefer storeys to avoid confusion with the plural of story.
     

    JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    One might note the different ways of counting storeys in US, England, and Europe.
    I think the way the stor(e)ys are counted is the same, just the way they are named is different.
    A two-story building has a first floor (at ground level) and a second floor in the US.
    A two-storey building has a ground floor (at ground level) and a first floor in the UK.
     
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