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    wearing perfume

    I know that the first sentence is used by native speakers of English but I'm not sure about the second one. If it is used as well, plz explain the difference.

    What kind of perfume are you wearing?
    What kind of perfume have you worn?

    thanks

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    Re: wearing perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    I know that the first sentence is used by native speakers of English but I'm not sure about the second one. If it is used as well, plz explain the difference.

    What kind of perfume are you wearing?
    What kind of perfume have you worn?

    thanks
    Your first sentence might be used by a boyfriend. but it's a bit ambiguous. He could be asking what kind (brand) or what kind (sort).

    He would be more likely to ask, "What's that perfume you're wearing?" as he's probably not interested in the type of perfume, only in that actual perfume.

    Similarly, he's likely to ask, "What other perfumes do you wear?".

    In each case, he's asking for specific brand names like Chanel No 5 or L'Aimant etc.

    buggles (not a teacher)
    Last edited by buggles; 23-Jul-2010 at 21:08.

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