Italian Language/definite article

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Dear Maria,  

Thank you for your help and patience with my many questions concerning this subject area.  I can never thank you enough.

Just to make sure that I now understand, would you please verify for me that it would be acceptable to say the following sentence  -   “Mia sorella porta vestiti”  (without placing the definite article before the word vestiti)  when this sentence is used by itself  -  not  in conjunction with the other sentence about boys and pants.  

In other words -  is it acceptable to say  “Mia sorella porta vestiti”  just to state that in general my sister wears dresses?  

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Rich

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Dear Rich,

it is not acceptable  at all to say “Mia sorella porta vestiti”  (without placing the definite article before the word “vestiti”) when this sentence is used by itself - not  in conjunction with the other sentence about boys and pants (see my previous answer concerning this subject area).

In other words – it  is not  acceptable to say  “Mia sorella porta vestiti”  just to state that in general my sister wears dresses, since in Italian a correct wording would be “Mia sorella indossa/porta dei vestiti”.

Hope I have helped you enough.

Kind regards,

Maria

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