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    layered or in layers?

    Is it proper to say " You should wear clothes in layers since it's cold". Or should I say " You should be layered with many clothes". Which is right?

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    riverkid is offline Banned
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    Re: layered or in layers?

    Quote Originally Posted by loveydovey View Post
    Is it proper to say " You should wear clothes in layers since it's cold". Or should I say " You should be layered with many clothes". Which is right?
    I don't think there is any set manner to express this, LD. It'd probably depend a lot on the situation, what was understood by all parties to the conversation.

    The first one sounds fine, LD, but the second one sounds a wee bit odd. I'd say that we might well say,

    You should wear layers [of clothing].

    You should wear [your] clothing in layers.

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