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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

If I (a British speaker) am in your country (which uses 1st, 2nd 3rd; not G, 1st, 2nd) Then I would adapt to your system, and say, in perfect British English "I live on the second floor". ...
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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

Well sure. If you are visiting a country that has a different convention for naming things from what you are used to, whether floors in a building or whatever, trying to mix the two sets of ...
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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

I live on the first floor, so could you, please, press number 2 for me. The first clause of the sentence will just serve to confuse people. You should just state the button number shown on the car ...
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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

It's unlikely to be a problem if you just use the system of the place you're travelling in. However, an easy way to make doubly sure is to say: I'm on floor 2 I'm on floor 5 and so on. In English ...
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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

In the UK, where (moving up through a building) we have a ground floor, first floor, second floor, etc these are typically labelled G (or 0), 1, 2, etc. We are perfectly aware of the American system ...
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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

(especially I’m interested what you would say if you were staying at a hotel or taking a lift). Especially if you're at a hotel, you use the numbers on the lift buttons. One = 1 = First floor; Two = 2 ...
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Preparing or cooking the food?

The two words have different definitions: Preparing food would include chopping it, mixing it etc. You might 'prepare' a salad, but salads are not usually cooked! Cooking generally refers ...
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care of or care for

The second one is correct because care as a noun is normally followed by of, but as a verb by for. The expectant parents were taught about the care of a newborn baby. The new parents were taught how ...
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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

The body of your question is actually "What would you call the ground floor if you were in a building where it is the first floor?", in which case the answer is obvious: You'd call it the ...
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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

Ignore ordinals "first", "second", etc. and just reference floors by number: floor number 1, floor number 2... even floor number 0, which would almost always be the number assigned ...
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What would you call the ground floor if you were in a country where it is the first floor?

I live on the first floor, so could you, please, press number 2 for me. You are right, as a brit I don't think I would ever say that. Yes, normally we brits number our floors with the floor at ground ...
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