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    Default all wear a ties / ties

    In this room, all except Joseph, wear a ties / ties.

    1. Are there any punctuation errors?

    2. Should it be 'a tie' or 'ties'? I think either works.

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    Default Re: all wear a ties / ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    In this room, all except Joseph, wear a ties / ties.

    1. Are there any punctuation errors?

    2. Should it be 'a tie' or 'ties'? I think either works.

    Many thanks.
    Dear Elaine:
    In this room, all (the men) except Joseph wear ties.

    Each person, except Joseph, wears a tie.

    Petra

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    Default Re: all wear a ties / ties

    However, this sentence only means that they have the habit and custom of wearing ties. If you mean to signify a current state, such as who is wearing a tie today, right now, then use the present continuous:

    In this room, all the men (except Joseph) are wearing ties.

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