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    #1

    short pants.

    The underlined is a correction of Korean style English. What do you call a short sleeved top? Does "shorts" only mean "short bottoms"? Don't they ever use "short pants"?

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    A: Tomorrow is the picnic day!
    B: I know. Tomorrow will be hot. I'll wear short pants.(=> shorts)
    Last edited by keannu; 21-May-2012 at 16:58.

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    #2

    Re: short pants.

    I gave too many questions in the original thread, so I reduced them to only one for unburdening you.

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    #3

    Re: short pants.

    Shorts always means 'short pants or short trousers.'

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    #4

    Re: short pants.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The underlined is a correction of Korean style English. What do you call a short sleeved top? Does "shorts" only mean "short bottoms"? Don't they ever use "short pants"?

    im116
    A: Tomorrow is the picnic day!
    B: I know. Tomorrow will be hot. I'll wear short pants.(=> shorts)
    Both descriptions are correct. "I'll wear short pants." "I'll wear shorts."

    A: Tomorrow is the picnic day!
    B: I know. Tomorrow will be hot. I'll wear shorts and a sleeveless shirt.

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    #5

    Re: short pants.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The underlined is a correction of Korean style English. What do you call a short sleeved top?
    The short sleeves or half-sleeved shirt is called a Bush-shirt! The short sleeved top may be called a T-shirt or tank-top!
    Last edited by SUDHKAMP; 22-Jul-2012 at 08:06.

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    #6

    Re: short pants.

    "Short pants" would sound very old-fashioned in the US.
    A tank-top is not the same as a t-shirt, which is not the same as short-sleeved shirt. If you google images for the first two terms, you'll see the difference.

    I'm wearing a short-sleeved shirt to work today - with a skirt. It just means any top with sleeve that end somewhere between your shoulders and your elbows. A t-shirt would be inappropriate for my workplace, and a tank top would be against our dress code.
    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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