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    We always say:

    1. We send the laundry to laundry shop .
    (for sure that we are sending the dirty clothings to laundry shop for washing)

    2, We pick up the laundry from laundry shop.
    (for sure that we are picking up the clean clothings after washing)

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    a. Does it mean laundry stand for both clean and dirty clothings?

    b. So if I have two packs of clothings:
    • one pack is filled up with clean clothings from laundry shop
    • another pack is filled up with dirty clothings for washing.
    Then, what is the proper and clear way to distinguish these two packs of laundry if I choose to use the word laundry? Shall I say:
    • clean laundry
    • dirty laundry
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    Re: laundry


    clean laundry
    dirty laundry
    ... are correct.

    But it's called a laundry, not a laundry shop.

    not a teacher

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    Re: laundry

    Also, clothing, not clothings. It's not countable.
    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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