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    "do not match" or "does not match"

    Hello

    Which one is more common?
    (Let's ignore the sense.)

    Work and pleasure does not match.
    Work and pleasure do not match.


    I mean, there are 2 words which don't match, but I'm not sure anyway...

    Cheers!

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    Re: "do not match" or "does not match"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello

    Which one is more common? I don't know which is more common, but "do not match" is correct. They do not match.
    (Let's ignore the sense.)

    Work and pleasure does not match.
    Work and pleasure do not match.

    I mean, there are 2 words which don't match, but I'm not sure anyway...

    Cheers!
    2006

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    Re: "do not match" or "does not match"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello

    Which one is more common?
    (Let's ignore the sense.)

    Work and pleasure does not match.
    Work and pleasure do not match.


    I mean, there are 2 words which don't match, but I'm not sure anyway...

    Cheers!
    Neither is common, at least in my world. Work and pleasure do not mix is more common. "Match" would be used for such things as clothes, colors, etc., e.g., "The color on the wall and the color on the ceiling do not match."

    But perhaps that is not what you are asking....

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    #4

    Re: "do not match" or "does not match"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello

    Which one is more common?
    (Let's ignore the sense.)

    Work and pleasure does not match.
    Work and pleasure do not match.


    I mean, there are 2 words which don't match, but I'm not sure anyway...

    Cheers!
    Ignoring the sense, the first sentence is wrong. (Subject-verb non-agreement).
    You can say:
    Your purse and shoes don't match. or
    Your purse doesn't match your shoes. or
    Your shoes don't match your purse.


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    Re: "do not match" or "does not match"

    Excellent, I believe I fully got it

    Thank you!

    Cheers!

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