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    Smile wardrobe/closet

    PuPu, a pet rabbit, also has his own wardrobe/clothes closet.


    I wonder if clothes/clothing closet would work in the above sample. Your views? Thanks.

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    Re: wardrobe/closet

    In this example, saying "PuPu has his own wardrobe*" can be interpreted to mean that the rabbit has his own variety of clothes to wear. If there was further context to indicate that "wardrobe" in this sense meant a cabinet to contain his clothes, then the two sentences would have the same meaning.

    "PuPu has his own clothes closet" strictly means that he has so many outfits or so much clothing that he needs his own storage space.


    *Because "wardrobe" can mean either the clothes themselves, or the storage enclosure in which they are kept.


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    Re: wardrobe/closet

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    PuPu, a pet rabbit, also has his own wardrobe/clothes closet.


    I wonder if clothes/clothing closet would work in the above sample. Your views? Thanks.
    PuPu, a pet rabbit, also has his own wardrobe.

    A wardrobe can mean too things in this sentence.

    - a selection of clothes or
    - a cabinet to store them in (we also borrow the French word "armoire" to describe such a cabinet)

    PuPu, a pet rabbit, also has his own clothes closet.

    A
    clothes closet is small section of a room built into the wall where clothes are hung up. I have never heard of it referred to as a "clothing closet" though I suppose it is possible.

    Are you suggesting that clothes closet replace wardrobe in that sentence??

    I doubt it as I cannot imagine a rabbit having enough clothes to require an armoire or a clothes closet. It must be one rather rich rabbit!!!!

    I could imagine someone making clothing for a pet though. They do it all the time for dogs especially, so why not a pet rabbit?

    I think the original sentence, "PuPu, a pet rabbit, also has his own wardrobe.", meant the rabbit had its own clothes.

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    Re: wardrobe/closet

    Thanks, Ouisch and Naamplao.

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