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    Worn

    Is It correct?
    "Alice worn a red T-shirt runs downstairs."
    (instead of "Alice has a red T-shirt on runs downstairs.")

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    #2

    Re: Worn

    Hello HosseinM, and welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by HosseinM View Post
    Is it correct?
    "Alice worn a red T-shirt runs downstairs."
    (instead of "Alice has a red T-shirt on runs downstairs.")
    No. Neither is correct. Try:

    Wearing a red t-shirt, Alice ran downstairs.


    Does that work for you?

    Note that I have moved your question to our Ask a Teacher section.

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    #3

    Re: Worn

    Welcome to the forum.

    If you want to start your sentence with the word "Alice", you will need to say something like:

    Alice wore a red T-shirt to run downstairs.
    Alice was wearing a red T-shirt when she ran downstairs.
    Alice put on a red T-shirt and ran downstairs.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Worn

    Alice, wearing a red T-shirt, ran down stairs is also possible.

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    #5

    Re: Worn

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post

    No. Neither is correct.
    What is wrong with the second?

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    #6

    Re: Worn

    Neither is an English sentence. They both have English words in them, but that is all that is right with them.
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    Re: Worn

    Quote Originally Posted by HosseinM View Post
    "Alice worn a red T-shirt runs downstairs."
    (instead of "Alice has a red T-shirt on runs downstairs.")
    The first one uses a third form (past participle) where an -ing form (present participle) would work - with a couple of commas added.
    The second one would be possible as Alice, who has a red T-shirt on, runs downstairs.

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    #8

    Re: Worn

    Alice ran downstairs, in a red T-shirt.
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    Re: Worn

    Alice, wearing a red t-shirt, ran downstairs.
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