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    #1

    "match-making announcement"

    Hi,

    For example, if someone wants to get married but can't find the right one among the people he knows , he will probably write on a newspaper a match-making advertisement or announcement ? Which word is proper here?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: "match-making announcement"

    In AmE, we would take out a personal ad or join a matching service. Most of us would go to a bar and hope to get lucky.

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    Re: "match-making announcement"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In AmE, we would take out a personal ad or join a matching service. Most of us would go to a bar and hope to get lucky.
    So are you saying "match-making or matching ad" would be Ok?

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    #4

    Re: "match-making announcement"

    For the lonely hearts -- you take out a personals ad.


    --lotus

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    #5

    Re: "match-making announcement"

    I agree. A personal ad. Not a "matchmaking" ad.

    These days, you join Match.Com or JDate or Christian Mingle or eHarmony or...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: "match-making announcement"

    No, they are not usually called "match-making ads" or "matchings ads".

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