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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #108589: Let's get dressed...
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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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    Have you already heard about -codes?

    When Jack started working for an Airline company, they insisted on their different policies! Of course, Jack didn’t have to a uniform, as he wasn’t a member of the flying staff.

    Yet, they insisted he should always a jacket, a shirt and tie, formal trousers, clean or new khakis and leather shoes.

    jeans was forbidden in the company!

    You had to in business attire ranging from 'black tie', 'business-professional' to (very rarely) 'business informal'.

    When I met Pete in the manager’s office, he wasn’t a tie…

    He wasn’t formal enough, really... in casual slacks.

    He must have been feeling out of place during the meeting where everyone was dark suits... I was glad I had stuck to the code.

    I remember when we all went to Vikram’s wedding-party in Chicago. Gayatri, the bride, was in a bright red and gold sari, and looked as if she had come directly from the Arabian Nights tales.

    Besides, all the little girls were up as Indian miniature women ; they were the cutest Princesses I had ever seen!

    It may be quite awkward for western male executives to feel comfortable in an Indian kurta but all the men wanted to pay tribute to the bride and bridegroom, and celebrate their origins.

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