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    Exclamation Articles!

    Is the sentence written correctly: " Equipment for football is jersey,sorts, socks, soccer cleats and protectors. "?
    I am in doubt about Article before equipment and before jersey. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martina Durisova View Post
    Is the sentence written correctly: " Equipment for football is jersey,sorts, socks, soccer cleats and protectors. "?
    I am in doubt about article before equipment and before jersey. Thank you!
    The clothing required to play football is a [football] shirt, shorts, socks, soccer cleats and shin guards".

    Note that when I first read your sentence, I assumed you were talking about gridiron (American Football) because you said "jersey". In soccer, the players wear a football shirt. I only realised you were talking about soccer when I reached "soccer cleats" and when I saw that you had not included a helmet or shoulder pads.

    Note also that I have changed "equipment" to clothing. The equipment required to play soccer is a football and two nets.

    If you use the word "football", remember that the BrE speakers and the AmE speakers will assume you are talking about different sports!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    "Equipment" would be OK in AmE to describe the articles worn by the American football player. Or "gear."

    I wouldn't refer to padding, shoulder pads, helmets, etc. as "clothing."

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