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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  14/MAI/2009 9:22 PM
Assunto:  Go with or match?
 
Mensagem: 

What is the correct answer?

 

That blouse _______ the blue shoes.

 

A) GOES WITH

B) MATCHES

 

   Is it me, or everyone  haven´t  noticed  that this collor is odd to shoes? blue shoes I mean.

   Okay if it have said 'running shoes, walking shoes' I would think of Nike, Mizuno, Umbro, Reebook and so on.   So, they be blue or have some strip of blue.

   Not specified, I could only think of black or brown shoes.   Exceptionally to artists or some weird situations a red shoe could be possible.

 

   So, in this train of thought this would not "match" (even if the blouse was blue).

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   Back to the crux.   In the 'Oxford Escolar' under the entry 'combinar' it explores just these constructions, it goes:

   Combinar - to match  sth. (combinar com algo...)  "These shoes don´t match the purse."

  

   Combinar -  to go with sth.  (cores ) Black goes with with any color.

 

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   In a sense, the two could be used here (I think to go with would be slightly more probable), but when I think about blue shoes...ugh!      I´d use goes with.

 

   PP.

  

 

 

 

   

 


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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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