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Let's get dressed...
1) TO WEAR clothes: ‘to be dressed’, ‘to put on clothes’.
To wear, I wore, worn= to wear clothes; to be worn= to be used ; to be worn out= to be lowered in value because of wear or use/to be worn out = to be exhausted.
ex : When I met her, she was wearing her uniform.
ex : What will you be wearing at your sister’s wedding?
ex : Most of the time, she wears green.
* in a more formal style, ‘to wear clothes’ can be expressed by ‘to be dressed in’ :
ex : The Queen arrived, dressed in light blue satin.
2) TO DRESS = ‘to dress someone’
ex : Will you dress your little brother for me, please. If I do it, I’ll be late for work!
* In French, ‘to dress’ is a pronominal or reflexive verb, but it's usually not so in English:
ex: I always dress before breakfast.
* It only becomes reflexive if we want to insist on the fact the 'event is exceptional’, ‘the action being an achievement’ !
ex : Oh, Kevin! You’ve dressed yourself today! You’re a big boy!
* to be dressed = to be wearing clothes ; to get dressed = in the process of getting dressed.
ex : If you don’t get dressed in a hurry, I’ll leave without you…
Well, now, for the test, we're going to attend an Indian wedding-party!
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