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    #1

    Which of the expressions is more proper and natural?

    1. The skirt is not sold in Hong Kong.
    2. The skirt cannot be brought in Hong Kong.

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    #2

    Re: Which of the expressions is more proper and natural?

    Change 'brought' to 'bought', and they are equally proper and natural.

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    Please note that a better title would have been The skirt is not sold in Hong Kong.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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