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    #1

    in his sweat suit

    Is this sentence correct:

    1) In his suit sweat, she took him jogging, in his tennis suit, she took him to his tennis lessons and in his karate outfit, she took him to his karate class.

    Or does it give the impression that she was in his sweat suit etc.?

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    PS. I edited the title. I left the mistake in the text, because without it the following posts would become incomprehensible.
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    #2

    Re: in his suit suit

    I have never heard of a 'suit sweat' or, for that matter, a 'sweat suit'. Neither have I heard of a 'tennis suit'. So, for me, the sentence is completely unnatural just for those reasons, quite apart from anything else.
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    #3

    Re: in his suit suit

    Thank you very much, Bhaisahab,

    I messed up. I am sorry. It was supposed to be 'sweat suit'. That seems to exist:

    http://www.onelook.com/?w=sweat+suit...ome_ac_sweat+s

    Maybe it is not a common word.

    Gratefully and apologetically,
    Navi.

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    #4

    Re: in his suit suit

    It's still not a good sentence.

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    #5

    Re: in his sweat suit

    The second comma forms a comma splice. Let's leave two of the three outfits out and look at "In his karate outfit, she took him to his karate class." If I were presented with this clumsy sentence I'd shake my head at its poor construction and understand the writer to mean that "he" was wearing the karate outfit, even though a pedantic reader might insist that she was.
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    #6

    Re: in his sweat suit

    If you wanted to say that she was wearing his karate suit when she took him to his class, which means that he wasn't, then this would be highlighted.

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