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Submitted by howtosay_ on Wed, 23/08/2023 - 23:36


Hello, dear teachers and team!

Could you please help me with the following:

If my flat is in the block of flats, not in the house, and there is the supermarket nearby, can I say:

There is the supermarket near my block of flats. Once I said: There is the supermarket near my house, but then I thought that I live not in a house, but in block of flats and I hesitate which option (if any) is acceptable.

I'm very very grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and helping me a lot, and thank you very much for the answer to this post beforehand!

Hi howtosay_,

No problem! We're glad to help with your questions as much as we can.

In everyday speaking in British English, people do sometimes say "house" to refer generally to their home, even if that is not actually a house (e.g. you live in a block of flats). If you want to be more precise, then you can say "... near my block of flats", as you said. Alternatively, you can also say "... near my home" or "... near where I live".

One other thing - it should be "There is a supermarket ...".

I hope that helps!


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sat, 12/08/2023 - 11:03


I spend the most time in living room. Actually, it's my bedroom too. Sometimes, it's my dining room)

Submitted by Aider on Mon, 31/07/2023 - 11:23


Hello, I live in a house. There is a bedroom and a bathroom, there is no garden but there are stairs. The bedroom is upstairs. There are 4 windows. I like my house.

Submitted by hongthequang on Tue, 11/07/2023 - 10:27


I spend most time in the bedroom. Because I work and sleep in the bedroom.

Submitted by Ro Htan on Sun, 02/07/2023 - 14:25


I spend most of my time in the bedroom in which there is a computer, desk chair, and study space. Sometimes I like spending time on the balcony by listening to music and using a phone and then viewing the sightseeing

Submitted by AlexandraMT on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 11:34


I spend most of my time in my office because I work at home.

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Submitted by Esmat on Thu, 08/12/2022 - 15:24


when I reach home the place we use to gather with family is living room specially in holidays as we are just relaxing and watching TV and listening to music or reading books or magazines and browsing internet.

Submitted by Eman Samir on Tue, 08/11/2022 - 21:07


I spend most the time in my bedroom so I can study my lessons, call my friends or even read a book because it is the quietest room in our house.

Submitted by ptngiau on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 04:20


I spend the most time in my room. There is a desktop so that I sit in front of it for several hours every day. At night I sleep on its floor. Sometimes if there are not too many mosquitos, I relax there at noon.