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Hello. I wrote two dialogues. Will you correct them?

No. 1

F: What are you doing in a T-shirt?

M: My boss said we could dress informally. How do I look?

F: Well... it suits you. But he means you don't have to put on a tie.

I think your red shirt is a bit too loud.

No. 2

M: Have you read the latest novel by Alfred Kenji?

F: Yes, but I don't think it is one of his masterpieces.

M: You mean it's derivative? Hmm... I can't [ don't ] agree with you.

Thank you. kenta
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I think he meant you don't have to wear a tie.

"Derivative" is a word you won't find in too many casual conversations, and it's a leap from "not one of his masterpieces" to "derivative." A more natural response would be either "Oh, what didn't you like about it?" or "Which of his books did you like best?"
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KentaNo. 1

F: What are you doing WEARING a T-shirt?
M: My boss said we could dress informally. How do I look?

F: Well... it suits you. But he means you don't have to put on a tie.

I think your red shirt is a bit too loud. is relative to what? Did M remove his "T" shirt and replace it with the (too loud) red shirt?

No. 2

M: Have you read the latest novel by Alfred Kenji?

F: Yes, but I don't think it is one of his masterpieces.

M: You mean it's derivative? Hmm... I can't [ don't ] agree with you.
DON'T is a bit harsh, depending on the relationship between M & F, whereas with CAN'T M has the opportunity to explain why he(?) is unable to (CAN'T) agree.
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Thank you, Dormouse.

I meant "T-shirt" was a red shirt.

Doesn't "shirt" mean "T-shirt"?

You think a T-shirt is differnt from a shirt?

Then should I say, "I think your [ that ] red T-shirt is a little too loud?"

kenta
Hi Kenta,

Using "that" does bring it back to shirt previously mentioned.

The problem is that a T-shirt is too informal for the office, which is a different problem then wearing a shirt that is too loud. (Great use of the word, however!)

A: That's an interesting shirt you're wearing.
B: The boss said we could dress more informally.
A: I think he meant you didn't have to wear a tie. Well, I do like the shirt and it suits you, but it's a bit too loud for work, I think.
B: Okay - I'll save it for happy hour after work.
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Thank you very much. You all helped me a lot!

kenta