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  1. Key Member
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    a mechanic's disguise

    Can one say:

    1-He left the building in a mechanic's disguise.
    instead of:
    2-He left the building disguised as a mechanic.

    My problem with "1" is that it gives one the impression that a mechanic had a particular disguise and "he" left in that disguise (the disguise that belonged to a mechanic).

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    Harmless drudge
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    Re: a mechanic's disguise

    I agree with you. I don't see why you doubt yourself.


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