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    in / at size

    Hey!

    Imagine, I am in a shop and want to try a pair of "whatever". Do I have to say: "I want to try it at / in size..."
    I would choose "at". But, I do not know why.

    Additionally, If I want to ask for the available sizes of an item and want to express it in a colloqiual way, how do I have to ask for it? Only: "Which sizes of this item do you have?" or "Which sizes of this item are you up to?"
    Thanks!

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    Re: in / at size

    Quote Originally Posted by Prple View Post
    Hey!
    Imagine, I am in a shop and want to try a pair of "whatever". Do I have to say: "I want to try it at / in size..."
    I would choose "at". But, I do not know why.

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    Do you have these shoes/pants/whatever in a size X?

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    Re: in / at size

    Quote Originally Posted by Prple View Post

    Imagine I am in a shop and want to try a pair of "whatever". Do I have to say: "I want to try it at / in size..."
    I would choose "at". But, I do not know why.
    'In' is correct.

    More colloquially, we'd say 'Have you got these in a seven?' 'Can I try a half size larger?'

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    Re: in / at size

    Thanks! If I want to buy a t-shirt, is it also "in". Can I have this shirt in medium /large...
    Last edited by Prple; 08-Sep-2012 at 19:50.

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    Re: in / at size

    Quote Originally Posted by Prple View Post
    Thanks! If I want to buy a t-shirt, is it also "in"? Yes.

    "Can I have this shirt in medium / large?
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    Re: in / at size

    Sorry, I have edited my post ;)
    So to say, is it: "Can I have this shirt/pant in a large...?"?

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    Re: in / at size

    Quote Originally Posted by Prple View Post
    Sorry, I have edited my post ;)
    So to say, is it: "Can I have this shirt/pant in a large...?"?
    This shirt.
    These pants.
    This skirt.
    These jeans.
    This blouse.
    This jumper.
    This bra.
    These knickers. (BrE)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: in / at size

    Thank you! Actually, it was about the "in a...";)

    "...in a 7," but "...in large".

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    Re: in / at size

    Quote Originally Posted by Prple View Post
    Thank you! Actually, it was about the "in a...";)

    "...in a 7," but "...in large".
    I know it was but in your example you gave "this shirt/pant" and that is incorrect. If we spot an error in another part of a post, we will correct it even if it's not the part you were querying.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: in / at size

    Alright, now I understand ;). So, is "...in a seven but ...in large" right?

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