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    Does the word "matching" always follow by plural

    Should I write "Document will be moved into a folder based on matching names" or "based on matching name"?I always think that the word matching always implies action against more than one items.

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    Last edited by BWT72; 16-Jan-2014 at 18:21. Reason: grammatical error

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    Re: Does the word "matching" always follows by plural

    Can you explain a little more?

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    Re: Does the word "matching" always follows by plural

    Barb_D, thank you for your reply. I guess I am mixing two questions into one. My fist question is pretty straight forward: I am trying to write this statement in my document and have a small confusion regarding the word "matching". Should I write "Document will be moved into a folder based on matching names" or "Document will be moved into a folder based on matching name"?
    My second question: Is it fair to always use plural noun after the word "matching"? After all "matching" implies a comparison between more than one items. Thank You

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    Re: Does the word "matching" always follows by plural

    In the context you are asking about, 'matching names' appears to be correct, but 'matching' is not always followed by the plural.

    'I am wearing a blue shirt with a matching tie.'

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    Re: Does the word "matching" always follows by plural

    Quote Originally Posted by BWT72 View Post
    Barb_D, thank you for your reply. I guess I am mixing two questions into one. My fist question is pretty straight forward: I am trying to write this statement in my document and have a small confusion regarding the word "matching". Should I write "Document will be moved into a folder based on matching names" or "Document will be moved into a folder based on matching name"?
    My second question: Is it fair to always use plural noun after the word "matching"? After all "matching" implies a comparison between more than one items. Thank You
    My living room wall is green. I am looking for a sofa in a matching color.

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    Re: Does the word "matching" always follows by plural

    Does the word "matching" always follows by plural

    Is the word "matching" always followed by plural nouns?

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