As an immigrant, I always question my English. Sometimes I am absolutely sure how it should be, and I am right, and sometimes I am wrong. But I, probably, hesitate more than many of you when it comes to a situation, where I believe it is wrong…
Surfing our MLS today, I run into the following description of a condominium building:
“Each unit is equipped with private balconies and laundry”. It sounds to me as a rough phrase and I stumble into it as into a sharp knife. There is more here than simply the word “equipped” that bothers me, but other stuff is simply sloppy, while “equipped” sounds plain wrong.
I would have said that each unit has a balcony, and washer and dryer hook-ups are in the units (as opposed to being in the hallway).
I think balconies are not equipment, and this is the wrong word to describe them, but maybe I am all wrong?
What say you?
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