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    What size OF shoes do you wear?

    (1) What size shoes do you wear?

    (2) What size of shoes do you wear?

    We are told that most American and British speakers say No. l.

    If we learners chose No. 2 on an examination, would the teacher be justified if she or he marked the answer as "wrong" and refused to give us credit?


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    Re: What size OF shoes do you wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (1) What size shoes do you wear?

    (2) What size of shoes do you wear?

    We are told that most American and British speakers say No. l.

    If we learners chose No. 2 on an examination, would the teacher be justified if she or he marked the answer as "wrong" and refused to give us credit?


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    A teacher would certainly be justified in pointing out that "of" is unnecessary and unnatural.

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    Re: What size OF shoes do you wear?

    I think that most people ask: "what's your shoe size?"

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    Re: What size OF shoes do you wear?

    Thank you very much, Moderator Bhaisahab and Teacher John.

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