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    Default I am trying to learn how to construct sentences by using the world pile and laundry.

    1) I could not find my sock in the pile of laundry i did yesterday.
    2) Please add this shirt into that pile of laundry which i will be doing later.
    3) I have lost the pair to this sock.
    4) I have lost the other sock for this sock

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    Default Re: I am trying to learn how to construct sentences by using the world pile and laund

    scott.

    1) I could not find my sock in the pile of laundry I did yesterday.
    2) Please add this shirt to that pile of laundry which I will be doing later.
    3) I have lost the pair to this sock. Sounds OK to me.
    4) I have lost the other sock for this sock. A bit awkward but the sense is there.

    If you are holding up the sock, then perhaps:
    "I've lost the sock that goes with this (one)".
    "I've lost the sock that matches this (one)".


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    Default Re: I am trying to learn how to construct sentences by using the world pile and laund

    Both socks make up a pair." If one is missing, it is not the "pair." It would be the "mate" or the "match" or "matching sock."

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    Default Re: I am trying to learn how to construct sentences by using the world pile and laund

    Both socks make up a pair." If one is missing, it is not the "pair."

    The missing item from a pair is sometimes described in this way.
    The director of Sotheby's discussing items for a charity auction: "These are the plume of feathers, which is his symbol. And there's a pair to this which is now owned by Prince Charles. He took the pair to this."

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