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    christmas hat

    Which one is correct and why?

    There's a photo showing him...

    1 ...wear a christmas hat.
    2 ...wearing a christmas hat.

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    Re: christmas hat

    Neither is correct because "Christmas" is a proper noun and must be capitalized.

    2 would be correct otherwise because "him wear" is not grammatical at all.

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    #3

    Re: christmas hat

    How about
    3 ...to be wearing a Christmas hat.
    4 ...appearing to be wearing a Christmas hat.
    ?

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    #4

    Re: christmas hat

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    Which one is correct and why?

    There's a photo showing him...

    1 ...wear a christmas hat.
    2 ...wearing a christmas hat.
    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    How about
    3 ...to be wearing a Christmas hat.
    4 ...appearing to be wearing a Christmas hat.
    ?
    3 and 4 are grammatically acceptable in a pinch. Number 3 can be pruned back down to number 2 with no change in meaning. If you want to say number 4, you should find a shorter way to express the idea. It's too wordy.
    I am not a teacher.

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