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    #1

    wearing back to front

    A. These days wearing shirts or T-shirts inside out is no longer fashionable.
    B. Wearing shirts or T-shirts back to front is very in these days.

    - Are these sentences grammatical and natural?

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    Re: wearing back to front

    Sentence A sounds fine to me.

    In sentence B, the phrase “very in” is unnatural to me. You can remove the “very” and just say “wearing T-shirts back to front is in these days”, but that sentence could be confusing because people may not realize that “in” is short for “in fashion”. I think it is better to say:

    “…wearing T-shirts back to front is very fashionable these days”
    “…wearing T-shirts back to front is in fashion these days”

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    Re: wearing back to front

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    A. These days wearing shirts or T-shirts inside out is no longer fashionable.
    B. Wearing shirts or T-shirts back to front is very in these days.

    I expect you know that back-to-front and inside-out mean different things.

    Rover

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    Re: wearing back to front

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I expect you know that back-to-front and inside-out mean different things.

    Rover

    If the label's on the inside but under your chin, the T-shirt is ...
    If the label's on the outside, the T-shirt is ...

    b

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    Re: wearing back to front

    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post

    In sentence B, the phrase “very in” is unnatural to me. You can remove the “very” and just say “wearing T-shirts back to front is in these days”, but that sentence could be confusing because people may not realize that “in” is short for “in fashion”. I think it is better to say:
    I think that most young people would understand 'very in'. Like Munch, I am not happy with the expression, but I can't agree that it's confusing.

    The idea that in is short for in fashion is so out, Munch.

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