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    #1

    That's a very nice sweater you're wearing.

    1. That's a very nice sweater you're wearing.
    2. You are wearing a very nice sweater
    What's the difference in meaning between the above sentences?

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    #2

    Re: That's a very nice sweater you're wearing.

    The first emphasizes the sweater.

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    #3

    Re: That's a very nice sweater you're wearing.

    Barb's right. I have heard that in some cultures, the second option would be too personal. That's not the case in my neighbourhood, of course.

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    #4

    Re: That's a very nice sweater you're wearing.

    What I'd be more likely to say, by the way, is "What a pretty sweater!"

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