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books.google.ru:
(1) The furniture items placed in guest rooms include a sofa, writing table, cupboard, luggage rack etc.

I wonder if I can use just "furniture" here instead of "furniture items":
(2) The furniture placed in guest rooms includes a sofa, writing table, cupboard, luggage rack etc.

Is (2) correct?
If it is, is there any difference between (1) and (2)?

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    Note that [furniture] items is a plural noun phrase, which is why it gets the plural verb form include. But if you change to just furniture, that's a singular (mass) noun, so the verb form must be changed to includes. Dec 6, 2023 at 16:46

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(2) is correct and more idiomatic.

"Furniture" is a mass noun. "Furniture items" sounds like a store that has an inventory of items and needs to qualify some of them as furniture (i.e., items belonging to the furniture category).

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