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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  14/MAI/2009 4:54 PM
Assunto:  Go with or match?
 
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Merriam-Webster (to match)
3 a
(1) : to pair up or put in a set as possessing equal or harmonizing attributes : combine as being suitable or congenial <matched the tie and the shirt>

I was prepared to say that "to match" meant to have the same color, but M-W states otherwise, that it's enough to "possess equal or harmonizing attributes".  So, a necktie and a shirt don't have be of the same color "to match"; they only need to be of colors that harmonize.

In short, there doesn't appear to be a difference between the two verbs.


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Go with or match?  –  Laura PP  14/MAI/2009, 3:53 PM
 Go with or match?  –  Dale-CR  14/MAI/2009, 4:54 PM
Go with or match?  –  renan  14/MAI/2009, 6:21 PM
Go with or match?  –  Dale-CR  14/MAI/2009, 6:38 PM
Go with or match?  –  renan  14/MAI/2009, 7:00 PM
Go with or match?  –  Dale-CR  14/MAI/2009, 7:14 PM
Go with or match?  –  PPAULO  14/MAI/2009, 8:48 PM
Go with or match?  –  PPAULO  14/MAI/2009, 9:22 PM
Go with or match?  –  CR  14/MAI/2009, 10:48 PM
CR - Go with or match?  –  Dale-CR  14/MAI/2009, 11:59 PM
CR - blouse   –  Dale-CR  15/MAI/2009, 1:12 AM
CR - blouse   –  CR  15/MAI/2009, 1:24 AM
CR - blouse   –  Dale-CR  15/MAI/2009, 10:44 AM
CR - blouse   –  PPAULO  15/MAI/2009, 3:57 PM

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