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Dear teachers...

Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?

Hi Andy...

I wanted you to know that I very much enjoy reading your emails. Please keep them coming.

As for your message... well...you know... here in Carlson city (everybody is sad now cause the Rolts beat us, I kinda knew that was coming!!! Anyways, best luck next time, which will be right here next year).

Well... I was saying that here, our culture dictates that when those things happen, a bunch of people meeting up at a friend's, we usually write a note and post it right on the front door:

Welcome to the party... however, be aware that if you mess the shit up you will have to put your cloth on and hit the road.


Relax.. I am just screwing with ya. Ha...

In that case, the truth is that I am very proud of living in this city because our people is very welcoming and is known for its hospitality...people from every nation lives here, every colour, every-thing. So I would just open the doors wide and watch the game with everybody, we might hit it off, who knows? I would surely have some alone time with my girl later... you know, catch a break and stuff.



Best regards

Primo

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Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?
It's grammatically correct but does not make sense.

Do you mean you are interested only in how correct(very correct/ moderately correct/ not correct?) the passage is or you'd like it to be corrected? If it is the latter, you should just say, 'please correct this passage and give your comments'.

Correctness? It does not exist!

It does.
Correctness: Definition from Answers.com

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Correctness? It does not exist!
I take it you mean that it doesn't exist in your posts.
Even then, I think I recall once, about a week ago, when you were not too far wrong about something. :)
 

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Dear teachers...

Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?



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Hello, Offroad.

(1) I have only a few points to offer:

(a) "Anyway" without the "s" is considered more "standard."

(b) The word "people" usually requires a plural verb:

people are welcoming and are known for their....

people live here....

(c) "everything" does not take a hyphen nowadays.

(d) Usually people say "some time alone."

(2) Otherwise, the letter seems "correct."

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P. S. And in American spelling: color.
 

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Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?



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It's correct enough for an informal email that doesn't try to be grammatical or to use punctuation properly or to correct typing and missing words, etc.

If you want to turn it into a correct text, perhaps you could start. I'd begin with getting rid of most of the ellipses.

PS: It should be clothes.
 

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Is it cloth or clothes? or both work?

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Hello, Offroad.

(1) Mr. Michael Swan in his Practical English Usage has a very

helpful item:

(a) CLOTH is material used for making CLOTHES.

(i) His suits were made of the most expensive cloth.

(b) CLOTHES are things you wear: skirt, trousers ("pants" in American
English), etc.

(i) I must buy some new clothes. I have nothing to wear.

(2) Mr. Swan reminds us that there is no singular for "clothes."

(a) So we say: an article/ a piece of CLOTHING.

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P. S. If you go to the United Kingdom, be sure to use the word

"trousers." I read somewhere that "pants" means underwear in the U.K.!!!
 

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Hello, Offroad.
Hello there, thank you for your efforts... I have always read most [all you replied on my threads and some of others] of your posts carefully, there's always something new to learn.:-D

(1) Mr. Michael Swan in his Practical English Usage has a very

helpful item:

(a) CLOTH is material used for making CLOTHES.

(i) His suits were made of the most expensive cloth.

(b) CLOTHES are things you wear: skirt, trousers ("pants" in American
English), etc.

(i) I must buy some new clothes. I have nothing to wear.

(2) Mr. Swan reminds us that there is no singular for "clothes."

(a) So we say: an article/ a piece of CLOTHING.

Would you mind providing a few lines on how to use them (clothes and clothing)??? I just can't tell them apart!

***** Thank you for the question *****:)

P. S. If you go to the United Kingdom, be sure to use the word

"trousers." I read somewhere that "pants" means underwear in the U.K.!!!

I thought 'panties', 'undies' meant underwear everywhere.
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Hello, Offroad.

(1) Yes, "panty"or "panties" refers to underclothes.

(2) But "pants" are a popular word for "trousers."

(3) I will try to get some examples of "clothes" and "clothing,"

and report back in another post.

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Please note that at least in the US, panties are worn by females. You will get funny looks indeed if you are a male and you refer to your panties.

Pants to mean trousers is (I believe) uniquely American; it means underwear in other English-speaking countries, I think. (Ray, what's the deal in Australia with "pants"?)

If you put it on - a shirt, trousers, socks, etc - it's an article of clothing. You put on clothes.

Do you have a good understanding of the word "fabric"? Cloth is a synonym of fabric for most uses.
 

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Hello, Offroad.

(1) Hopefully, someone who knows something about tailoring will answer you and help both of us.

(2) Here are just a few points:

(a) First, remember: Clothes ARE; clothing IS. (Many learners forget this.)

(b) I think that many native speakers used them INTERCHANGEABLY.

(c) The books that I consulted said:

*****Clothes:

articles of dress
wearing apparel
garments for the body
items to cover the body

*****Clothing:

synonym for "clothes"
"clothes" in general
the collective noun for "clothes"

(3) I then checked the Web. (Of course, one must be very careful about

what you read on the Web -- including my post!!!)

(a) One person had an interesting idea: S/he thought the word "clothing"

was more "abstract" than "clothes," which s/he thought was more

"concrete." I kind of like that idea, too, but I do NOT know whether it is

true.

(i) For example, we say: I am poor. All I have are the clothes on my

back. *** It would seem "weaker" (only in my opinion) to say: All I have

is the clothing on my back.

(b) GOOD NEWS:

(i) I found an answer from someone who seems very knowledgeable. He

gives grammar advice to many people. I like his explanation:

CLOTHES = individual items (You pack your clothes).

CLOTHING = collective noun for all sorts of clothes (The men's clothing

department in a store).

In other words, the relationship of "clothes" to "clothing" =

the relationship between "shoes" and "footwear."

(4) Let's see what the other posters can teach you and me.

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