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I read the first sentence in a graded reader, and I'm wondering why the author chose the first grammar pattern over the second.

絵本{えほん}ピアノテレビあります。

絵本ピアノテレビあります。

What is the difference in meaning between these two phrases, or, if the meaning is relatively similar, why would you choose to use one over the other?

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    絵本とピアノとテレビはあります。 <-- You'd use が as in 「絵本とピアノとテレビあります。」 to mean "There are ~~~" in normal situations...
    – chocolate
    Jun 12, 2018 at 15:17

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See in depth explanation: Use of も in this sentence.

In brief

  • 絵本ピアノテレビあります translates roughly to "There are (many things such as) picture books, a piano, and a television."
  • 絵本ピアノテレビあります translates roughly to "There is a picture book, a piano, and a television (and that's exactly it)."

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