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Hello,

I found this dialogue in an old book about "I'm sure we can sort it out":

[at the "Lost and Found" Office]:

A: Ok, Ok here's the number of the baggage check. It's FL 053745. A small case and a large one. Both in dark brown leather.

B: Thank you, Mr A. Now I'll be able to trace your missing luggages...

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I don't know why we say, "Both in dark brown leather", and not "Both of dark brown leather"

IN or OF? (and why?)

Please help!

Thank you!



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. Both in dark brown leather. This is old-fashioned English. Today we usually say just 'both (are) dark brown leather'.

luggages ===> This noun is uncountable. Just say 'luggage'

Clive

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olivecarIN or OF? (and why?)

Both are used, but "in" has become more fashionable since 1970 for "black leather", but "of" is still more common for "brown leather." Don't ask why, it's fashion.

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Thank you so so much, Clive and AlpheccaStars, for all your explanation,

That really helps me a lot,

(PS: Thank you Clive for recalling me to this uncountable "luggage")

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