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comment What exactly does “my grandfather built this house” mean?
I really like the notion that it's the "all in" investment to "build" a house through "3 jobs" like you said. That makes most sense to me. Thanks.
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comment What exactly does “my grandfather built this house” mean?
I guess one main reason why I'm asking :) is because I just bought a property, tore it down basically to studs and build everything up from foundation to electrical, plumbing...everything. Can I say "I (or 'we' with my wife) built this house"? Because it's more than just "we did a lot of work on the house" since we really re-did everything, however I only did work on it at the end to do e.g. surround sound, but I didn't install the floor. Did "I" build the house?
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comment What exactly does “my grandfather built this house” mean?
So seems like we're not talking about a one-man job. Even if the Amish get together for barn-raising, one guy doesn't do it himself. Maybe one guy can build a cabin that has just the walls and maybe a stove. But for one person to do EVERYTHING like plumbing and drywall and etc? Seems unlikely. So I'm just wondering if the phrase really means "my grandfather was able to afford this house years back and he ordered one built here".
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