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    She changes her pajamas into her...

    When she gets up, she takes off her pajamas and
    puts on her casual clothes.
    Could I say this as:
    "She changes her pajamas into her casual clothes."

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    #2

    Re: She changes her pajamas into her...

    No, that sounds a bit like she has a magic wand and changes the clothing from one type into another.

    You can, however, say "She change FROM her pajamas into casual clothes."

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    Re: She changes her pajamas into her...

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan View Post
    When she gets up, she takes off her pajamas and
    puts on her casual clothes.
    Could I say this as:
    "She changes her pajamas into her casual clothes."
    No because she is removing one set of clothing and putting another set. There is no transformation of one to the other.

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    Re: She changes her pajamas into her...

    I have heard something like this in a text in this way.


    'She was wearing her pajamas. She changed in to her dress.' is this sentence also not proper?

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    Re: She changes her pajamas into her...

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    I have heard something like this in a text in this way.


    'She was wearing her pajamas. She changed into her dress.' is this sentence also not proper?
    It's ok with "into". BarbD is right, even though this sentence could also be read that she waves a magic wand over herself and becomes a dress. Nevertheless, this one's right.
    I would also say that these are OK:
    She changed from her pyjamas* into her press.
    She changed out of her pyjamas into a dress.


    *pyjamas - BrE, AusE spelling.

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