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    A: Why did you buy that shirt?

    B: I needed to wear bow tie for the ceremony yesterday. I bought that shirt because its collar was made for wearing a bow tie.

    Any more natural way to express B's meaning above? Thanks!

    JY

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    Default Re: bow tie collar

    Do you mean a wing collar?

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    Default Re: bow tie collar

    If you do, then "I bought that shirt because it has a wing collar."
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thanks!

    I needed to wear bow tie for the ceremony yesterday. <--- Should I use "needed" or "need"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you do, then "I bought that shirt because it has a wing collar."

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    Do you think the present tense "need" fits with the word "yesterday"?
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