How do you say this properly?

  1. Your shirt is inside out

  2. Your shirt is on wrong side out

  3. Your shirt is on the wrong side out

  4. Your shirt is wrong side out

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Thank you.

1 Answer 1


All are possible, but (3) is less idiomatic, and (1) and (4) don't say that the person is wearing the shirt. Other possibilities are You've got your shirt on inside out/wrong side out.

  • So idiomatic means natural, right? So I will have to eliminate number 3 then? I am always telling this to my son (he's wearing it) so I have to eliminate 1 and 4 then as well. That leaves me number 2 and the one you have suggested. Did I get it right? Oct 22, 2020 at 17:32
  • You can say (1) and (4) when the person is wearing the garment, but both could also be used of an empty garment. Oct 22, 2020 at 19:03
  • Lastly, when a person is wearing the garment, what would you normally use? Oct 26, 2020 at 5:28
  • I would use the version I suggested in my answer. Oct 26, 2020 at 8:33
  • Thank you Kate. Oct 26, 2020 at 20:43

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