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    Diana arrived to the party

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I tried to use "clothe" in my sentence.

    Diana arrived to the party clothed in a long red Prada dress and wearing a pair of green Louboutin shoes,

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    #2

    Re: Diana arrived to the party

    I would say,

    Diana arrived at the party in a long red Prada dress and wearing a pair of green Louboutin shoes.

    or even better,

    Diana arrived at the party, wearing a long red Prada dress and a pair of green Louboutin shoes.

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    Re: Diana arrived to the party

    teecher,

    Thank you for your reply. I am only wondering in what circumstances I could use "clothe". Could I write for example, "The queen arrived at the Parliament clothed in a red dress. "

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    Re: Diana arrived to the party

    While "clothed" is not incorrect in your sentence, I would only use it in contexts such as the above to highlight something unusual about what a person was wearing.

    "Diana arrived at the party clothed in her grandmother's wedding dress."

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    Re: Diana arrived to the party

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I tried to use "clothe" in my sentence.

    Diana arrived to the party clothed in a long red Prada dress and wearing a pair of green Louboutin shoes,
    Diana arrived at the party in a long red Prada dress and green Louboutin shoes.

    As you can see, in BrE at least, you can omit "clothed" and "wearing a pair of". The word "in" means "wearing".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Diana arrived to the party

    emsr2d2,

    Could I say for example this:

    The man in a dark hat and a dark suit sat at the table.

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    Re: Diana arrived to the party

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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