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    Default He went to the paty dressed as a monkey

    Hi everyone,

    According to New Headway Advanced, He went to the paty dressed as a monkey means that two actions happened at the same time.

    My question is can I say He went to the paty and dressed as a monkey to mean the same thing.

    Thanks in advance

    A novice

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    Default Re: He went to the paty dressed as a monkey

    "He went to the party and dressed as a monkey" means that he arrived at the party and then he put on the monkey costume.

    "He went to the party dressed as a monkey" means that first he put on the monkey costume, then went to the party -- he was already dressed when he arrived.

    In the first sentence, "dressed" is the past simple form of "to dress" (so it's a verb).

    In the second sentence, "dressed" is an adjective that describes his appearance.
    Last edited by boothling; 18-Nov-2006 at 12:35. Reason: clarification?

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