as you see them in certain movies part II

azz

Senior Member
armenian
Can one say
a. Ancient Romans were not dressed as you see in the movies.
b. Ancient Romans were not dressed as you see them in the movies.

c. Ancient Romans were not dressed in the way you see in the movies.
d. Ancient Romans were not dressed in the way you see them in the movies.

?

The sentences are mine.

I have to say that I have no idea how ancient Romans were dressed. It is quite possible that they were dressed exactly like we see in the movies! I am just interested in the grammatical structure of the sentences!

This question looks like the Part I, but here, we are talking about a manner of dressing. Obviously they were dressed, but not in the manner depicted in the movies.

I don't think (d) works. I don't think (b) works either, but I am not sure at all.

Many thanks.
 
  • rhitagawr

    Senior Member
    British English
    I agree with Copyright, although I think (d) would be more likely and colloquial in speech. (I prefer didn't dress to were not dressed. Were not dressed means they were dressed on on occasion and not generally.)
     
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