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asvr
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 7:52:49 PM
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1) A women comes out from the car wearing a shirt
2) A women comes out from the car wearing shirt

Which is correct?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:09:00 PM

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It must be 'a woman', or 'some women'. It cannot be "a women".
It is "wearing a shirt".

Personally I would say:
"A woman is getting out of the car wearing a shirt."
Shivanand
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:44:55 PM
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Agree with Drag0n on this. I personally however, feel that you need to specify the colour of the shirt as every woman would be wearing a shirt!(Unless you are in a place where women hardly ever wear a shirt, I mean, they wear some other dress!)



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Angus
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:25:50 AM
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Agree with all except (never having seen a car wearing a shirt) I would rearrange to something like "A woman wearing a shirt comes out from the car".
Barely literate
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 2:00:13 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
It must be 'a woman', or 'some women'. It cannot be "a women".
It is "wearing a shirt".

Personally I would say:
"A woman is getting out of the car wearing a shirt."

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It has been holding me in confusion for years. Would you help me to clear my doubt.

If the sentence is used the way written above, doesn't it give a wrong notion to the reader that she was putting her shirt on while she is coming out of the car?(I guess, the native speakers don't get confused)

In that case, please let me know, what do you say if you want the listener/reader to think if the situation is exactly how I mentioned.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 4:04:41 PM

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Hi salesh!
Interesting idea!

No, "wearing" means that the shirt is already on. I am currently wearing trousers and a shirt. I put them on three hours ago.

If I wanted to say that she was getting out of the car, and was putting on the shirt at the same time, I would say:
"She was getting out of the car while putting on her shirt."

If I wanted to say she was getting out of the car (and she was wearing a shirt that she had put on before leaving home), I would say:
"She was getting out of the car and wearing a shirt."
Barely literate
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:56:37 AM

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Thanks Dragon
excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 4:05:48 PM

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I'd also probably call it a blouse. Just to be annoying.
alexrover
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 3:57:09 AM
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1) A women comes out from the car wearing a shirt
2) A women comes out from the car wearing shirt

The above two sentences can be spoken differently by everyone. Everyone speaks differently but has the same meaning. Just like this "A woman is getting out of the car wearing a shirt".
excaelis
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 10:31:51 AM

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But you can't say ' wearing shirt '.
RuthP
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:43:17 PM

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excaelis wrote:
But you can't say ' wearing shirt '.

Well . . . you can say it, but you shouldn't: it is not correct English usage.d'oh! Whistle
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