posted by Viola

does dilapidated means the same what devastated?

  1. Ms. Sue

    Dilapidated is an adjective describing something (usually a building) that's run down and falling apart.

    With most usages, dilapidated is not same as devastated.


  2. Viola

    in this context coud I replace "delapidated" with "devastated" : One of the buildings he bought was dilapidated, however over years he had rebuilt it.

  3. Ms. Sue

    You could change it to --

    One of the buildings he bought had been devastated; however over years he had rebuilt it.

    Also, note the semicolon instead of a comma.

  4. Viola

    ok, thank you for your help :)

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