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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    to shape on...?

    Instead of "something is modelled on you" (for example a chair, or shoe...), can I also say: "something is shaped on you"?
    Thanks!
    Margherita

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: to shape on...?

    What is the context? I can't think of a place to use "the chair is modeled on you".

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    #3

    Re: to shape on...?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    What is the context? I can't think of a place to use "the chair is modeled on you".
    No need for a context Mike. Margherita is Italian and I am Spanish, and I understand that she is trying to find a word or expression to describe the idea of the chair (or whatever other element) adjusting to your body as if it were some kind of mould or cast.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    #4

    Re: to shape on...?

    It is moulded to your body/shape.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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