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    wooly

    1. My top is having strips which goes vertically/horizontally.

    What are the better to describe goes vertically/horizontally?

    2. My top is having a lot dots on it.

    What are the better to describe a lot dots on it?

    3. My top is very wooly and once it's been old, the wool keeps falling off.

    What are the better to describe it's been old, wooly and the wool keeps falling off?


    Thank you.

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    Re: wooly

    I would say that my top has stripes that go both vertically and horizontally. My other top is polka-dotted, (or dotted, or spotted) and my woolly one, now that it's old, is falling apart!

    For the woolly top you could otherwise say that it keeps losing, or shedding, bits of wool. I have some of the oldest pullovers in the universe and they tend to fray at the elbows and the ends of the sleeves and gradually come apart until there seems to be more hole than wool...

    Sorry, I think I lost the thread there.

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    Re: wooly

    Sorry, I think I lost the thread there.


    If it has stripes that go both horizontally and vertically it would be checked, surely.

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    Re: wooly

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post


    If it has stripes that go both horizontally and vertically it would be checked, surely.

    Rover
    a. Sorry, there are two questions actually.

    1. it has stripes that go both horizontally
    2. it has stripes that go both vertically



    b. By the way, if it has stripes that go both horizontally and vertically as you mentioned, shall I make a sentence:

    It is a clothes with the checked pattern.


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    Re: wooly

    Ah, in that case it will be different.

    I put 'both' in my reply because this word means 'the two of them' - in that sentence it referred to 'horizontally' AND 'vertically' together on one top. If one of your tops has vertical stripes, then that is what you would say. If another has horizontal stripes, you would express that fact in the same way.

    Another option would be to say that your top (pullover, sweater, jumper, shirt, blouse, jacket) was striped vertically. Or horizontally. Or even diagonally.

    Horizontal and vertical stripes together on one top would normally be called a check, but only if they make a definite pattern of squares. That would depend on the quantity of stripes in each direction as well as the background colour. Perhaps one day the European government will make a regulation about this and then we shall know for sure.

    In that case you would say that your top was checked, or had a checked pattern.

    There's also 'tartan', a pattern of crossing stripes of different colours and widths - very complicated. Traditionally worn by the Scots, each family would have its own tartan design - my own family tartan is especially beautiful!

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    Re: wooly

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. My top is having strips which goes vertically/horizontally.
    2. My top is having a lot dots on it.
    Sorry, you can't use "is having". You should be asking "My top has stripes..."
    and "My top has a lot of dots on it"

    I'll let the other responders answer your question.

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