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    wool or woolen

    Along the way children dressed in long wool coats stopped to look at us.

    Why do we use "wool" when we have an adjective "woolen"?

    What is the difference between wool and woolen when used an attributive?


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    Re: wool or woolen

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Along the way children dressed in long wool coats stopped to look at us.

    Why do we use "wool" when we have an adjective "woolen"?

    What is the difference between wool and woolen when used an attributive?


    Thanks!

    Jason
    No difference. The noun "wool" can be used as an attribute adjective.

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    Re: wool or woolen

    ​In BE, we spell the adjectives 'woollen' and 'woolly'.​.

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    Re: wool or woolen

    "In the room was a simple wood table with a woolly sheep dog lying on it."
    Why do we use 'wood' when we have 'wooden'?
    Why do we use 'woolly' when we have 'woollen' and 'wool'?
    Shouldn't Woody Woodpecker be called Wooden Woodpecker?

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    Re: wool or woolen

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "In the room was a simple wood table with a woolly sheep dog lying on it."
    Why do we use 'wood' when we have 'wooden'?
    Why do we use 'woolly' when we have 'woollen' and 'wool'?
    Shouldn't Woody Woodpecker be called Wooden Woodpecker?

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