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    I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    You say we don't usually buy someone a pair of shoes or shirts but in case if we do this then what do we need to say?


    Customer: I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    Salesman: What size are you sir?

    Customer: 10. I would also like to buy my friend a pair of shoes.

    Salesman: What size is your friend sir?

    Customer: I am not sure. He wears shoes bigger than mine probably his size is 11.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    We really don't attempt to buy shoes for other people if we don't know their size.
    If we know their size then can we say these?

    1) Their size is 10 or 9.

    2) They wear a 10 number shoe.

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    Re: I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    You say we don't usually buy someone a pair of shoes or shirts but in case if we do this then what do we need to say?


    Customer: I would like to buy black formal shoes.
    Salesman: What size are you sir?
    Customer: 10. I would also like to buy my friend a pair of shoes.
    Salesman: What size is your friend sir?
    Customer: I am not sure. He wears shoes bigger than mine probably his size is 11.

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    I reformatted the dialogue.

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    Re: I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If we know their size then can we say these?

    1) Their size is 10 or 9.

    2) They wear a 10 number shoe.
    Say:

    His/her size is 9 (for example).
    He/she wears a size10 shoe. (Or a size ten.)

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    Re: I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I reformatted the dialogue.
    There isn't any change in these sentences.

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    Re: I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    You don't need to space between lines of dialogue.

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    Re: I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You don't need to space between lines of dialogue.
    Can we say "the lines should not be spaced between"?

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    Re: I would like to buy black formal shoes.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we say "The lines should not be spaced between"?
    There are lots of things you could say that you shouldn't say. That is one of those things.

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