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    what is "half-undressed"

    this expression is from "on a couch sat a man, half-undressed for bed, reading a book"
    it sounds very ambiguous. does it mean that he has taken off his coat?

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    Re: what is "half-undressed"

    I would say he has no shirt on, and probably no socks. I'd say at least underwear and perhaps pants or shorts.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: what is "half-undressed"

    Editted to add: I was too slow, I agree with Barb.

    Maybe, but I would guess he had removed at least his trousers or his shirt. I think he would be not dressed enough to go out in public, for example.
    Last edited by Munch; 07-Nov-2010 at 04:06. Reason: Too slow.

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