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    Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    I am not sure if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Every morning the prime minister gaily put on his waterproof jacket and a pair of wellington's and walked into the countryside until he met the opposition leader in the same outfit. His mood changed instantly, and he decided never to use that jacket and those boots again.

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    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    Why do you think an apostrophe is appropriate in wellingtons?

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    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    I made a mistake. It happened probably because in my subconscious, I associated it with a personal name and without thinking, added an apostrophe. I didn't notice it until your told me.

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    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Every morning, the prime minister gaily put on his waterproof jacket and a pair of wellingtons and walked into the countryside until, one day, he met the opposition leader in the same outfit. His mood changed instantly, and he decided never to use that jacket and those boots again.
    Consider using "wear" instead of "use".

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    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    teecher,

    I am only wondering if the comma you have put after "morning" is compulsory. I see many similar sentences where writers do not put a comma after similar phrases.

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    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    I would not omit it.

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    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    The adverb "gaily" hasn't been used much for several decades to describe a carefree state. I'd find a different word.
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    #8

    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    Would "merrily" be better?

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    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

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    Would "merrily" be better?
    That one also looks dated to me, though it doesn't have the sexual-orientation reference that makes "gaily" ambiguous.
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    Re: Every morning the prime minster gaily put on

    GoesStation,

    Should I use "cheerfully" instead?

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