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My experience is that people don't try to distinguish between a couch and a sofa.
Usually, they are used to refer to the same thing. Different regions use different terms for certain things.
But like a lot of things in UK English, which word you say is sometimes seen as an indicator of region, or class. But as a non-native speaker, I wouldn't worry about that!
In our more modern times, we've added arms, taken off the legs, and call it a sofa, which is in keeping with the Arabic roots of that word which implies a meaning along the lines of "a bench" or someplace meant for reclining or sitting, but not laying..
Thanks for sharing..
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Clive Hi, My experience is that people don't try to distinguish between a couch and a sofa. CliveI agree.
You can also add settee to the list.
Anonymous:@ Johney -- At least you could put the source of your information:
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Not that it really matters. But you should give credit to the source.
He did. it was deleted by a mod, as it has been again in this post.
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