One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the house they lived in belonged to a German lady’
be owned by, be the property of, be the possession of, be in the ownership of, be held by, be at the disposal of, be in the hands of
2‘I don't belong to a trade union’
be a member of, be in, be included in, be affiliated to, be allied to, be associated with, be connected to, be linked to, be an adherent of
3‘the balcony belonged to a room on the first floor’
be part of, be attached to, be an adjunct of, link up with, go with
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