storey and story - the difference
The Quick AnswerStory means narrative. Story also means 'level of a building' in the US. However, in the UK, 'level of a building' is written storey.
Story and StoreyIn American English, the noun story means narrative or 'level of a building'. However, in British English, 'level of a building' is written 'storey'.
The plural of story is stories. The plural of storey is storeys.
- Did you hear the story about the bungee jumper who died because he miscalculated the height of the each storey before diving off a building? (storey: )
- Beowulf is an epic traditional good-versus-evil story. Beowulf battles three monsters throughout the story.
- With 163 storeys, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world. (storeys: )
(storey: In the US, there is no such word as storey.)
(storeys: would be written 163 stories)
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