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Confusing Words > apartment and flat
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

APARTMENT AND FLAT
APARTMENT - a room or suite of rooms designed as a residence and generally located in a building occupied by more than one household


Examples:

Apartments may be owned by an owner or rented by tenants.

When there is no tenant occupying an apartment, the apartment owner or landlord is said to have a vacancy.

Large apartments often have two entrances, perhaps a door in the front and another in the back.

An apartment consisting of the top floor of a high apartment building can be called a penthouse.

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FLAT – an apartment on one floor of a building

Example:

We live in a small flat.



The term apartment is favoured in North America, whereas the term flat is commonly, but not exclusively, used in the United Kingdom. In American English a flat is often used to mean “a flat tyre” or a puncture.









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