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    Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants? (American English)

    1. Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants?
    2. Which ___ dirtier - the shirt or the pants?
    3. Which ___ dirtier - the pants or the shirt?
    What are the correct answers to the above questions in American English?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants? (American English)

    What do you think the right answers are?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants? (American English)

    In British English, the answers are: are, is are. I hope to know the answers in American English.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants? (American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    In British English, the answers are: are, is are. I hope to know the answers in American English.
    That's not correct for BrE.

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    Re: Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants? (American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    In British English, the answers are: are, is are. I hope to know the answers in American English.

    On any given day, I might make the verb match the noun being asked about, not "which." Because "pants" takes "are" and "shirt" takes "is," your answers above would match my answers.

    But I might also say "which is" and disregard whether the thing that follows is plural or singular.
    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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    Re: Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants? (American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    On any given day, I might make the verb match the noun being asked about, not "which."
    What does "on any given day" mean?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants? (American English)

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    What does "on any given day" mean?
    See this: Everyday Idioms!!!: on any given day

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    Re: Which ___ the dirtiest - the shorts, the jeans or the pants? (American English)

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    In British English, the answers are: are, is are. I hope to know the answers in American English.
    In AmE, "are/is/are" would be correct.

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