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    television set

    Hi,

    there are a lot of pieces of furniture to furnish living rooms.

    They usually have a lot of shelves and cupboards ( for books, glasses, vases...) and there is also a place in the middle of the piece of furniture where you can put a television set.

    I don't know if you can understand what kind of furniture I mean, if you do, please tell me if my description is ok:

    there is a television set IN the piece of furniture in front of the sofa.
    (The place is a sort of nook in the piece of furniture)
    Thanks rip

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    Re: television set

    Did you have a question?

    We might call that piece of furniture an "entertainment centre" and yes, it would have the entertainment components IN it. This one also has a (fake) fireplace IN it and some vases ON it:


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    Re: television set

    Yes, the televison sits on a shelf in the piece of furniture. This piece of furniture is often called an entertainment center, especially if it also houses the music system. If it has doors, it is often called an armoire.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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    Re: television set

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    Yes, the televison sits on a shelf in the piece of furniture. This piece of furniture is often called an entertainment center, especially if it also houses the music system. If it has doors, it is often called an armoire.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

    So, if I understood your explanation I can say
    The tv is ON the entertainment center (because it is a shelf in the piece of furniture).

    Am I right?
    Many many Thanks. rip

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    Re: television set

    Sorry, no.

    The television is on a shelf. (which is a horizontal surface open at the front) The entertainment center is a more enclosed space, so you would say, "The televison is in the entertainment center."

    If you say, "The television is on the entertainment center," you are saying that it is sitting on top of the entertainment center and is not enclosed within it.

    The key is whether a space is considered more open or more enclosed. You say, "in a drawer, in the car, in the refrigerator, in the room.
    You say, "on the floor, on the ground, on the roof, on the shelf.

    Did you see anything interesting at the jewelry store?"
    "Yes, IN the back room there were some lovely rings ON glass shelves."

    I hope this helps,

    Petra

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