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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    it is match or it matches

    Hello, I'm learning english, so I've faced with a problem which phrase of this two is right: 'the word matches its definition' or 'the word is match its definition'?
    Assume the first one is right.
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: it is match or it matches

    We will welcome you to the forum and consider answering your question when you have corrected your frivolous profile information.

    Your anonymity is already guaranteed. We like to think new members are telling the truth about themselves, and knowing a little about your background often helps us to give you more useful answers.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Apr-2017 at 09:38.

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    #3

    Re: it is match or it matches

    Hello coelacanth,
    Thanks for correcting your profile, and welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post
    Hello, I'm learning English, so I've and I'm faced with the problem of not knowing which phrase of this these two is right: 'the word matches its definition' or 'the word is match its definition'.
    I assume the first one is right.
    Thanks.
    You're right. The first is correct; the second is not.

  4. Junior Member
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    #4

    Re: it is match or it matches

    Thank you,
    I don't get why do you use here 'the' article instead of 'a'?

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    #5

    Re: it is match or it matches

    You're referring to a specific problem. Which one? The problem of not knowing.

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