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    #1

    Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    A. for B. across
    I think both A and B are correct. But the answer key is B. What do you say?

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    #2

    Re: Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    Only B is natural.

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    Re: Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    I would accept "across", "around" and, at a push, "at" but "for" definitely does not work. "Across" is certainly the most natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    I realize it wasn't one of the options provided, but I'd also find 'too tight in the shoulders' natural, at least in AmE.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #5

    Re: Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    B.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #6

    Re: Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    Thank you all.
    What about the other parts, such as stomach.
    Do we say this shirt is too tight for or around the stomach?

    THANKS.

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    Re: Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    I generally say too tight round the middle.
    Last edited by Piscean; 13-Jun-2016 at 14:43. Reason: typo

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    Re: Donít you think this shirt is too tight ______ the shoulders?

    Or "too tight (a)round the waist".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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