+0
Can I say,

John's family is buying a suite / a set of furniture.
1 2
Comments  
Vincent TeoJohn's family is buying a suite / a set of furniture.
John's family is buying a suite.

John's family is buying a furniture suite.

John's family is buying a suite of furniture.
I just want to add that "a suite" by itself sounds like a suite of rooms, such as at a hotel.

A suite of furniture, if you are not aware of this, is a collection of pieces that work together. A bedroom suite may have a bed frame, a dresser or two, two side tables, and (depending on the size of the room) maybe even a jewelry cabinet or something like that. A living room suite may have a couch, a love seat, a chair or two, end tables, a coffee table, etc.

Only once in my life have I ever been able to afford to buy a suite all at once.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
What is a 'love seat' and do I need to get one? [K] I've never heard of that before.

In the UK you can use 'a three-piece suite' to refer to a sofa, and 2 armchairs.


GG, Just to make sure I get it too.
From left to right: a chair, a love seat, a couch. In the center is a coffee table. To the right of the woman is an end table. I'm planning to get a suit soon. Any tips? Emotion: smile

(Edit: Optilang, I didn't see your message when I posted. Love seat should be the center piece, just a wild guess. The name itself sounds fun Emotion: smile )
Yes - although I nearly didn't see the end table.

I guess it's called a love seat because it's designed for two people to sit in. Most couches/sofas have three cushions, and a love seat will usually have only two. EDIT: This should have read "sit on" not "in." Sorry for any confusion.
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Optilang, Does a sofa consist of a couch, a love seat and chairs to you? OR just a couch?

Thanks.
Grammar Geek a love seat because it's designed for two people to sit in
GG, you sit on a couch but sit in a love seat? Can a person sit ON a love seat? I'm a bit confused by the choice of preposition here. I love prepositions but I really suck at them Emotion: sad
New2grammarOptilang, Does a sofa consist of a couch, a love seat and chairs to you? OR just a couch?
Thanks.

A sofa is the same as a couch and can seat two, three or four people.
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Show more