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    #1

    short or shorts (clothing)

    Hello everyone,

    Please take a look at the following sentences:

    "I'm wearing some nice shorts"
    "I'm wearing a nice short"

    Which one is correct? Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: short or shorts (clothing)

    Not a teacher

    Maybe somewhere you can use short for a mini-skirt, (a singular noun), but reffering to the concept of "trousers" (a plural noun) I'm used to shorts.

    M.

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    #3

    Re: short or shorts (clothing)

    "I'm wearing some nice shorts" is correct.

    Rover

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    #4

    Re: short or shorts (clothing)

    You can wear a "mini" but not a "short."
    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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