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The noun premises–when it refers to a house or a building, and the land the structure is on–is plural. It has no singular form.

Thus:

  • Premises that are suitable for charitable organizations are difficult to find.
  • Premises shared by UN organizations are an important component of the Secretary-General’s UN Reform Programme. [UNDB Toolkit]
  • The premises were searched by the police.
  • All premises selling alcohol need to have a valid alcohol and entertainment license.

Note: The singular noun premise refers to an assertion or statement in logic–it’s another word altogether.

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