A question about English grammar?
I'm studying English.
I have a question about English.
Is it possible that the phrase "these clothes" means "a piece of clothing"?
Thanks in advance.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
By the way, it's "an article of clothing." "A piece of clothing" sounds like something that was torn off."
- RainLv 73 weeks ago
These clothes means more clothes, a piece of clothing means one piece.
- bluebellbkkLv 73 weeks ago
I really can't imagine any situation in which 'these clothes' could refer to 'a piece of clothing'.
If you've seen or heard it used that way, please tell us; it's possible there's some context where it could be correct, that we just haven't thought of.
- Chi girlLv 73 weeks ago
No. The plural possessive adjective "these" should tell you right away that what follows is also plural, so "these clothes."
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- CaraLv 73 weeks ago
No. "These clothes" is a plural phrase, meaning "these pieces of clothing". If you want to refer to just one piece of clothing, you would generally use the exact word to describe it, such as "this shirt, this hat, these trousers, this skirt", etc.
- PearlLv 74 weeks ago
i think it means more than one clothing
- atomzer0Lv 54 weeks ago
It's plural. It refers to multiple pieces of clothing. As in "These clothes I'm wearing are itchy."
- LônLv 74 weeks ago
No, that would be 'this cloth'.
- 4 weeks ago
Ask a teacher how to correctly spell any type of word or maybe search the word on google and it will show the correctly spelled word under the misspelled word
- OnlookerLv 74 weeks ago
There's no reasonable way that phrase can refer to a single piece of clothing.