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My elder brother has a new dress.
My elder brother has a new suit.

Only girls and women wear dresses; anyone can wear suits (a jacket with trousers or a skirt). Clothes is a general word: John (or Mary) is wearing new clothes.

We say a man in full evening dress, or morning dress for traditional, formal clothes.

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They had a nice game of football.
They had a nice play of football.

Avoid using play in the sense game. Play means amusement: He is fond of play.

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What's the reason for a sandstorm?
What's the cause of a sandstorm?
You have a good cause of coming.
You have a good reason for coming.

A cause is that which produces a result. A reason is that which explains or justifies a result.

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That grocer has plenty of customers.
That grocer has plenty of clients.
That lawyer has plenty of clients.
That lawyer has plenty of customers.

A person can be a customer at a shop, but a client of a lawyer, a bank, etc.

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There were five people in the shop.
There were five individuals in the shop.

Use individual with a single person as opposed to the group: The individual must act for the good of the community.

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