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    Articles for clothes

    Hi,

    The following is a sentence from a newspaper article. My question is why there is no ‘an’ before ‘underwear’. (This is a genuine doubt and I don’t mean to break any rules of this forum)

    Although, in an age when celebrities are caught on camera seriously underdressed, it might be wise to let people know that you are wearing underwear.



    In the same vein, which one of the following sentences is correct?
    • Are you wearing a shirt?
    • Are you wearing shirt?
    Thanks,

    MG.

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    Re: Articles for clothes

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    The following is a sentence from a newspaper article. My question is why there is no ‘an’ before ‘underwear’. (This is a genuine doubt and I don’t mean to break any rules of this forum)

    Although, in an age when celebrities are caught on camera seriously underdressed, it might be wise to let people know that you are wearing underwear.



    In the same vein, which one of the following sentences is correct?
    • Are you wearing a shirt?
    • Are you wearing shirt?

    Thanks,

    MG.
    "Underwear" is uncountable and so doesn't need an article "shirts" is countable, a/one shirt, 2 shirts etc.

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