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What do you call computers, printers, copying machines etc.?
1. office equipment
2. office appliances

What do you call washing machines, cookers, air-conditioners etc?
1. domestic equipment
2. domestic appliances

Thank you in advance.
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Which sentence is correct? If they are both correct what is the difference between them?

1. What office equipment do you have?
2. What kind of equipment do you have?

Thank you in advance.
Hi,
What do you call computers, printers, copying machines etc.?
1. office equipment
2. office appliances
Both are OK, but #1 sounds better.

What do you call washing machines, cookers, air-conditioners etc?
1. domestic equipment
2. domestic appliances
The latter.

Clive

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Hi again,
Which sentence is correct? If they are both correct what is the difference between them? Both are OK.

1. What office equipment do you have? Sounds like you want a complete list (eg 7 computers, 3 printers, 2 photo-copiers, 5 chairs, 3 desks). . )
2. What kind of equipment do you have? This is a less precise question. You have also omitted the word 'office', but if you are asking about office equipment I might just give you an answer like 'IBM'.

There is lots of equipment that is not office equipment. eg construction equipment.

Best wishes, Clive
Thank you very much for your answers.

Are these sentences correct?

What restaurant is it? – It’s “Mandarina Duck”.

What kind of restaurant is it? – It’s a Chinese restaurant.

What kind of appliance is it? – It’s a squeezer.

What car is it? – It’s a BMW.
Hi,
Are these sentences correct?

What restaurant is it? – It’s “Mandarina Duck”. Perhaps you mean 'What's the restaurant called?' or ''What's the name of the restaurant?

What kind of restaurant is it? – It’s a Chinese restaurant. OK

What kind of appliance is it? – It’s a squeezer.OK. (But I'm not sure what a 'squeezer' is.)

What car is it? – It’s a BMW. What kind of car is it?

Clive
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“Squeezer” is a British word for “juicer”. ;-)

1. Can I say “What restaurant is it?” instead of 'What's the restaurant called?' Is it common or not?

2. As I understand “computer” of “printer is a kind of office equipment.
Why can’t I say “What kind of office equipment do you have? – We’ve got two computers, a printer and a copying machine.”?
Could you tell me what is the difference between questions “What …?” and “What kin of …?”

3. What about these sentences? Which of them are correct?

1.What clothes did you buy? - I bought a coat and a pair of shoes.
2.What kind of clothes did you buy? - I bought a coat and a pair of shoes.

1.What clothes do you usually wear? – I prefer sport clothes.
2.What kind of clothes do you usually wear? – I prefer sport clothes.

1.What kitchen appliances do you use? – I use a squeezer, a food processor….
2.What kind of kitchen appliances do you use? – I use a squeezer, a food processor….
Hi,
1. Can I say “What restaurant is it?” instead of 'What's the restaurant called?' Is it common or not?It's not uncommon. Nor are the other versions I mentioned.

2. As I understand “computer” of “printer is a kind of office equipment.
Why can’t I say “What kind of office equipment do you have? – We’ve got two computers, a printer and a copying machine.”? You can ask the question that way, but I might just tell you the type, eg All our equipment is IBM. Or I might answer the way you have. You don't always have complete control over how someone will answer.
eg Consider these answers to the question, 'What kind of car do you have?'
A red one.
A Ford.
An SUV.
A fast one.
An old one.

Could you tell me what is the difference between questions “What …?” and “What kin of …?”
See my comments above. Generally speaking, 'What . . . ' is usually a more precise question than ''What kind of . . . '

3. What about these sentences? Which of them are correct?

1.What clothes did you buy? - I bought a coat and a pair of shoes.
2.What kind of clothes did you buy? - I bought a coat and a pair of shoes. Or, eg, I bought winter clothes.

1.What clothes do you usually wear? – I prefer sport clothes. Or, eg, my red sweater and my old jeans with the hole in the knee.
2.What kind of clothes do you usually wear? – I prefer sport clothes.

1.What kitchen appliances do you use? – I use a squeezer, a food processor….
2.What kind of kitchen appliances do you use? – I use a squeezer, a food processor….
Or, eg Everything is electric, including my stove or eg Everything is made by General Electric. It's a very reliable company.

Best wishes, Clive
Clive, thank you very much for your very detailed explanaition.
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