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    A. Yesterday my best friend gave me a shirt that is so thin that anybody can see through it. But my mom forbids me to wear it because she thinks that only sluts dress shirts like that.

    - Do these sentences have a natural conversational tone?

    Thank you so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    A. Yesterday my best friend gave me a shirt that is so thin that anybody can see through it. But my mom forbids me to wear it because she thinks that only sluts dress shirts like that.

    - Do these sentences have a natural conversational tone?

    Thank you so much
    Yes, it's OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    A. Yesterday my best friend gave me a shirt that is so thin that anybody can see through it. But my mom forbids me to wear it because she thinks that only sluts dress shirts like that.

    - Do these sentences have a natural conversational tone?

    Thank you so much
    Is it possible to use "where" instead of the second "that"? marked in red.

    Isn't it offensive to say: "slut"? In my culture such word is not uttered, but instead we say bad girls, for example.

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    ..."only sluts wear shirts like that..."

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    For heaven's sake, get a cami to wear under it!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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