floor - storey

floor - storey
'storey'
You refer to the different levels in a building as its storeys or floors. If you are saying how many levels a building has, you usually use storeys. For example, you say `The new hospital is five storeys high' or `I work in a six-storey building'.

...a house with four storeys.

...a single-storey building.

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Storey is spelled story in American English. The plural of `story' is stories.

...a four-story building.

...three hotel towers, each 30 stories high.

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'floor'
If you are talking about a particular level in a building, you usually use floor, not `storey'. You do not say that something is on a particular `storey'. You say that it is on a particular floor.

My office is on the second floor.

...a ground floor flat.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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