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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    An oak chair, an oaken chair...Both acceptable? What's the difference?

    Hi, all:

    Are "an oak chair" and "an oaken chair" both acceptable?

    What's the difference?

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    #2

    Re: An oak chair, an oaken chair...Both acceptable? What's the difference?

    "Oaken" is old fashioned.

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