Have you ever sewed a button on a shirt?

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Have you ever sewed a button on a shirt?

means

Have you ever used a needle and cotton to attach a button to a shirt?

Present Perfect Tense

This question is in present perfect tense.

Here are some more lessons which illustrate present perfect tense:

Have you ever dug a hole?

Have you ever been camping?

Have you ever made toast over an open fire?

Have you ever built a fire?

Each question is a link to another lesson. Click the sentences to go to other lessons

Activity

Sewing is an activity.

Can you sew?

Sewing is the activity of attaching cloth with thread.

Cloth and Clothes and Clothing

Cloth is the woven fabric that we use to make things.

Cloth

Cloth is usually woven from cotton or wool or polyester or other fibre.

Some fibres are natural and some fibres are man-made.

Clothes

Clothes are what we wear.

Clothes usually consist of trousers, a shirt and socks and underwear, for men.

Women might wear a dress or they might wear trousers. It depends on the culture and it depends on the situation.

When we pronounce the word “clothes” quickly”, it sounds like “close” as in “close the door”.

Clothing

“Clothing” is a non-count noun which means “clothes”.

We say “clothes” in informal conversation but in legal, academic or business situations, the word “clothing” can replace “clothes”.

In a shop we might hear of “women’s clothing” or “men”s clothing” or “children’s clothing”.

But we also hear:

Ladies’ Wear

Menswear

We “wear” clothes but “wear” becomes a noun in “menswear”.

In a police investigation we might hear “clothing” rather than “clothes”.

Buttons

shirt
telephone
elevator
piano accordion
remote control

Needle and Thread

You use a needle and thread to sew on a button.

tailor
dress shop

weave woven weaver weave metaphor tsurunoongaeshi

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