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I was trying to give an example for a new word I was trying to learn, "peculiar". Is this correct?

This house has been furnished with a peculiar style.

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    Welcome to ELL, Paolo, and thanks for your question. Did you consult a dictionary to learn about peculiar? Did you understand the definition? Please take a few minutes to review our tour and help center pages. They will help you to write good questions, and answers. (There is no need to include "Thank you" in your questions. We help here because we enjoy it!) – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Aug 29 '16 at 3:33
  • I had consulted the Cambridge and Oxford dictionaries but maybe my question was also about the usage of furnish. I actually wanted to make sure this sentence made sense. I've found the tour very helpful and clarifying. – Paolo V Aug 29 '16 at 3:49
  • It is correct; the use is applicable to the sentence. – Ébe Isaac Aug 29 '16 at 3:50
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    A useful question would tell us exactly what you don't understand about the meanings of furnish and peculiar. Your sentence as written would make sense, perhaps, but it is not the way we would write it in English. In your sentence, the verb furnish should take the preposition in (not with) when talking about the style of the furniture: This house has been furnished in a peculiar style. We would use with when talking about the furniture itself: This house has been furnished with chairs. – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Aug 29 '16 at 3:53
  • Oh I see. Maybe I should have read the furnish definition more carefully. In any case thanks for your answer and suggestions on how to ask my future questions – Paolo V Aug 29 '16 at 4:16
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According to the Cambridge dictionary the word peculiar means:

  • unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way. Belonging to, relating to, or found in only particular people or things.

The sentence will be correct and will have sense if we write it as:

This house has been furnished in a peculiar style.

'In style' here means "in what way?", "how?" while "with" would mean "something physical", "together with".

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