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    Smile outgrown your shoes

    Your feet have outgrown your shoes, Let's go buy a new pair of shoes tonight.


    Does it sound better to utter, "You have outgrown your shoes?"

    Or what else could native speakers say to express this idea?

    Thanks.

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    Re: outgrown your shoes

    You could also say 'Your shoes don't fit you any more. You need a bigger size.'

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    Re: outgrown your shoes

    You could say 'you've grown out of your shoes'. I use 'outgrow' for becoming too mature or old for something rather than too big physically.


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    Smile Re: outgrown your shoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could say 'you've grown out of your shoes'.
    I use 'outgrow' for becoming too mature or old for something rather than too big physically.
    Thanks ,Tdol, for the feedback.
    You've grown out of your shoes; does it sound odd to say:

    Your feet have grown out of your shoes.

    Thanks.

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    Re: outgrown your shoes

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    Thanks ,Tdol, for the feedback.
    You've grown out of your shoes; does it sound odd to say:

    Your feet have grown out of your shoes.

    Thanks.
    Yes, very odd. It sounds as if the shoes are far too small, and the feet have burst through.

    b

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