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Question about this sentence :

tシャツなどの服を着たままプールに入らないでください。

Why do we need の? What is its use in the sentence given? Isn't など a particle so it is ok to be followed by a noun?

I checked the Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar for の and I still do not understand the use in this sentence. Pleasw help. Thank you.

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In this sentence, "の no" is used to be more specific as to what kind of "thing" is being said.

For instance, if we were to remove の服, the sentence would be

tシャツなどを着たままプールに入らないでください。

Please do not enter the pool with things like T-shirts, etc.

To avoid ambiguity, "の服 no fuku" is added to specifically say that only clothing is not allowed, and "tシャツなど t shatsu nado" is added to give the reader an idea about the kind of clothing that is not allowed, hence

tシャツなどの服を着たままプールに入らないでください。

Please do not enter the pool with clothing such as T-shirts, etc.

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