Forums · General English Grammar & Vocabulary, Listening & Speaking · General English Vocabulary & Idiom Questions
Does the count always begin with the ground floor or can it begin with the first floor?
Here's an excerpt from the OALD:
In BrE the floor of a building at street level is the ground floor, the one above it is the first floor and the one below it is the basement, or lower ground floor in a public building.
In NAmE the floor at street level is usually called the first floor, the one above it is the second floor and the one below it is the basement. In public buildings the floor at street level can also be called the ground floor.
Anonymous:Ireland uses the same system as the UK.
People are waiting to help.
Live chatRegistered users can join here
Related forum topics:
Floor or ground?Broken upon the floorin/on the first floor?wet floor?THE FLOOR?crawling on the ground/floor/earth?on /at / to the floor?floor in/of your car?Leave it on the floor...?Floor or floors?Fell to the floor?Mopping the floor?Remolding on floor finishes?Mezzanine vs first floor?Split Infinitive: not to wet the floor/to not...What floor? why not which?FIRST FLOOR?Slam off the floor?Fallen to or on the floor?Floor / ground?