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    Peter always dresses formally

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Peter always dresses formally. Even when he goes to his local supermarket he wears a tailored jacket and a tie.

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    Re: Peter always dresses formally

    That's fine.

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    Re: Peter always dresses formally

    ... unless he's also wearing Bermuda shorts and flip flops.

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    Re: Peter always dresses formally

    Rover_KE
    Excuse me for asking again, but I didn't understand your post. Was my original sentence not correct?

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    Re: Peter always dresses formally

    If I understand correctly, it is a joke, and your sentence is correct.
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    Re: Peter always dresses formally

    You could omit the indefinite article before tie, in BrE at least.

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    Re: Peter always dresses formally

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could omit the indefinite article before tie, in BrE at least.
    In AmE, too.
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    Re: Peter always dresses formally

    I would put a comma after the 'when' clause, a dependent clause.
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    Re: Peter always dresses formally

    I agree with Matthew. I would also put a comma after "supermarket" in that sentence.

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