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Jam jars for example, one of my constant accessible fallbacks, can look great dotted down the table for a relaxed lunch but would be underwhelming for wedding flowers in a huge church.

1. What does "dotted down" means?
2. Is that "......can look great which is dotted down......"?

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1. What does "dotted down" mean?
It means lined up one after the other.

2. Is that "......can look great which is dotted down......"?
No. It means can look great when (they are) dotted down, etc.

Please tell us where you found that text.
 

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In a book called Flourish
 

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It means lined up one after the other.


No. It means can look great when (they are) dotted down, etc.

Please tell us where you found that text.

So 'She look great dressing in black' = 'She look great when dressing in black' ?
 

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1. She looks great dressed in black.
2. She looks great when she is dressed in black.
 

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Her name is Willow Crossley
 

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'She looks great when dressing in black.'

This is possible if you mean that she looks great while she is getting dressed in black. But you probably don't mean that.

 

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I guess the OP does not know that 'dressed' is an adjective here.
 

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You are the original poster (OP), which is similar to 樓主 in your native language.
 

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The example you wrote in the last post does not use "dressed" as a verb. It uses the word "dresses" and it is, indeed, a verb in that sentence.

Patricia always dresses in black. (dresses = verb)
Patricia always dressed in black. (dressed = verb)
Patricia is/was always dressed in black. (dressed = adjective)
 

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If I can write sentence like "she dresses in black", can I say "she looks great when she dresses in black"?
If "she looks great when she dresses in black" is correct, can I say ""she looks great dressing in black"? Or it can only use "is dressed" in this kind of sentence structure?
 

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Yes, you can say "She looks great dressing in black" if you observe her dressing herself, but I don't know why you'd want to.

I just want to know more about grammar, sometimes I'm not sure about it , so I ask questions for different possible sentences.
 

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can I say ""she looks great dressing in black"?
I take it to mean 'She is putting on clothes in black, and she looks great.'
 

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