Do living quarters have to take up a quarter of the house?
Like, do living quarters have to take up a quarter of the house to be living quarters or are they just rooms for sleeping and all of that?
- quatt47Lv 75 months ago
This dates back to Roman times when they would divide their camps into four sections, one for ordinary soldiers, one for officers one for storage and one for eating perhaps. Thus you were allocated to your respective quarters. In medieval times towns were also divided into four areas with one reserved for soldiers. Thus they were placed in quarters and food and equipment provided by the quartermaster.
- SteveLv 76 months ago
Same word with two different meanings.
- 6 months ago
Quarters in this case does NOT mean 1/4 of a house. It just means where someone lives.
- robert2020Lv 66 months ago
I have a one bedroom apartment. The bedroom takes up about that much room. There's also the kitchen and bath that's about another quarter of space.
The front or living room is the rest. To me that's balanced. But I live alone.Source(s): I think this is a play on word question. It is in trivia for that reason.😗😗😗
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- LiliLv 76 months ago
The word "quarters" in this context just means place or location within something else. It derives from older usages referring to a part of a town where certain groups lived and from a term for "military dwelling place" within a military camp.
You wouldn't really use it of a private house, since the whole of a private home represents "living quarters". You could say "sleeping quarters" if you wished.
- Anonymous6 months ago
it's YOUR house, so that's up to YOU ..............................