storey

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storey - floor
‘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.
They live in a house with four storeys.
The school is a single-storey building.
‘Storey’ is spelled story in American English. The plural of story is stories.
The hospital is a six-story building.
The hotel towers are each 30 stories high.
‘floor’
If you are talking about a particular level in a building, you usually use floor, not ‘storey’. Don't say that something is on a particular ‘storey’. You say that it is on a particular floor.
My office is on the second floor.
She rents a ground floor apartment.
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
story - storey
‘story’
A story is a description of imaginary people and events, written or told in order to entertain people. The plural of story is stories.
Tell me a story.
Her stories about the boy wizard have sold millions of copies.
A description of a series of real events can also be called a story.
We sold the story of the expedition to the Daily Express.
In American English, a story is also one of the floors or levels in a building.
The house was four stories high.
‘storey’
In British English, one of these floors is called a storey.
The house was three storeys high.
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