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Old 09-09-2013, 05:02 PM
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Default 'Ground' vs 'Floor'?


This may seem like a silly question but does anyone know what the definitive rule of thumb is here.

So far I have that 'ground' should refer to outside while 'floor' inside. However, there are terms like 'forest floor' and 'sea floor' which are outside.

Anybody have thoughts on this issue?

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The 'correct' usage should be what the reader 'expects' the words should be or common usage. There is no reason to throw a monkey wrench in the works and upset the flow or give the reader reason to say-"What the hell."

... and like you, is what I thought when I read it.
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Well, you wouldn't say "he set his bag on the ground" if he was inside, just like you wouldn't say "the ship sank to the sea ground." It's all about context.
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Well, you wouldn't say "he set his bag on the ground" if he was inside, just like you wouldn't say "the ship sank to the sea ground." It's all about context.
Correct about context. Forests and caves have floors. Otherwise outside your typically setting something on the ground, in the dirt, on terra firma, etc.

If you are inside and set something in the dirt, it is probably a commentary on housekeeping.
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Nice article about the such nice topic that want to discussion by every person.
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Ground floor of any building we consider that the surface level of the building and floor is meaning of the up to roof surface. In the book of construction the
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among the difference of floor and ground are explicit this.
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