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Collocations 3

Suitably dressed

Today, the notion of ‘suitable clothing’ is dying (0)….d0…… It(1)………. now appear that, to all (2)………. and purposes, anything goes. At one (3)………. it was possible to (4)………. at a glance the difference (5)……….  someone dressed for work and someone en route to a club. And, needless to (6)………., the same clothes would never have been worn to both.

However, in the last thirty years, we have undergone a sea change in (7)………. ideas of what a dress code consist of.  Even well (8)………. the 1960s, male air travelers were expected to wear a suit; these days it would (9)………. as no surprise to find them in shorts and trainers.

 

In fact, (10)………. has been the revolution in our own dress codes that we may find (11)………. dressing down to go to work and dressing up to go (12)………. in the evening. That (13)………. said, there are occasions, a wedding or a funeral, for example, (14)………. only certain clothes will (15)……….

1. would, 2. intents, 3. time, 4. tell, 5. between, 6. say 7. our, 8. into, 9. come, 10. such, 11. ourselves, 12. out, 13. being, 14. when, 15. do 

1. It would now appear that …

2. to all intents and purposes

3. needless to say

4. to tell the difference between …. and ….

5. at a glance

6. Well into …(time period)

7. It would come as no surprise that …

September 4, 2016

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