Story vs. Storey

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"Story" vs. "Storey" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

They are homophones. However, 'story' refers to a fictional narrative, whereas, 'storey' refers to a floor in a tower or a building.

Differences

'Story' is a fictional narrative, while, 'storey' refers to a floor in a tall building. Look at the following examples:

I was looking at that five-storey building.

The story of the Red Riding Hood was one of my favorites when I was a kid.

Similarities

They both have similar pronunciations.

Are They Interchangeable?

'Story' refers to a fictional narrative, while, 'storey' refers to a floor in a building or a tower. Compare:

✓ I believe everyone has a story.

X I believe everyone has a storey.

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