Esther
do they mean the same? My bedroom is always in a mess My bedroom is always messy
Aug 4, 2014 11:53 AM
Answers · 2
Yes - in both cases the room is all messed up. "in a mess" tells us what state the room is in. "messy " tells us how the room looks. So while the meaning is the same there is a subtle difference in understanding by your reader - a room may look messy but you can find what you want, while a room in a mess is all topsy-turvy and you might not be able to find what you want.
August 4, 2014
a mess - noun messy - adjective
August 4, 2014
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