Shia
what's the difference among "cabinet", "shelf" and "drawer"? leaned toward his bedside cabinet, grabbing something from the shelf. I thought it should be "grabbing something from the DRAWER"?
Oct 23, 2018 4:14 PM
Answers · 8
A cabinet has a closure like a door, a shelf is any horizontal surface for storage. All cabinets have shelves. A drawer pulls out of a cabinet, it slides out and allows you to store things like forks, knives, etc and it has an open top. I suggest you do a google image search of each word to get clarity
October 23, 2018
Shia, I agree with you. I think the original text is wrong.
October 23, 2018
A shelf can have no doors to it, as in bookshelf. Drawers fit into a 'chest of draws' or a cabinet, and are pulled out.
October 23, 2018
All cabinets have shelves? I thought (after reading your description), some cabinets have shelves, some have drawers?
October 23, 2018
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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