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    Default The furniture in the room is nice

    Can you say "the" before furniture like this? If so, does it mean a specific piece of furniture of all the furniture in the room?

    ex)The furniture in the room is nice.

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    Default Re: The furniture in the room is nice

    Since furniture is a mass noun, therefore "the furniture" refers to all the furniture in the room. You use "the" before "funiture" to indicate all the funiture in that specific room/house, not a specific piece of furniture.

    If you want to comment on a specific piece of furniture, you have to say "that is a nice piece of furniture", "the table is nice", "the carpet is nice", etc.

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    Default Re: The furniture in the room is nice

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you say "the" before furniture like this? If so, does it mean a specific piece of furniture of all the furniture in the room?

    ex)The furniture in the room is nice.
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    Always like this... you would never hear "A furniture ... " (you would say "piece of furniture" as you stated).

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    Default Re: The furniture in the room is nice

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
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    Thank you for being aware of forum poicy - not all members are. However, 'nat' may mean nothing to many people. Please write the words in full.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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