One Point English Grammar Lesson: “Clothes Vs. Wear”

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When we talk about clothing, we usually use “clothes.”

  •  Naoko went shopping for new clothes.
  •  Paolo always wears nice clothes to the office.

“Wear” as a noun is used in compound nouns like swimwear, sleepwear, training wear, underwear, etc.

We do not use “wear” as a noun by itself.

  •  “Maria is shopping for new wear” (this is not natural)
  •  “Maria is shopping for new swimwear” (this is natural)

Do you like shopping for clothes? Have you bought training wear recently?


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