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    I've lost one foot of one of my pair of socks.

    is this sentence correct, please?
    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: one of the

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    I've lost one foot of one of my pair of socks.

    is this sentence correct, please?
    thanks.
    Only if your dog has chewed the sock so that only the round part that goes around your ankle is left.

    I've lost one of my socks. I've lost the mate to this sock.

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    Re: one of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Only if your dog has chewed the sock so that only the round part that goes around your ankle is left.

    I've lost one of my socks. I've lost the mate to this sock.
    Thanks!
    By the way, I'd like to know how do you say precisely this part of the sock that goes around the ankle. My question is because there are socks that have this part short and there are socks that have this part long and I'd like to know how to order it at a store.
    Thanks.

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    #4

    Re: one of the

    I don't know if that part has a name - I'm sure people who knit could tell us. But you can just say "I'd like ankel-length socks" or "I'd like socks that come up to the mid-calf" or "I'm looking for dressy socks that come all the way up to the knee."

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    Re: one of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I don't know if that part has a name - I'm sure people who knit could tell us. But you can just say "I'd like ankel-length socks" or "I'd like socks that come up to the mid-calf" or "I'm looking for dressy socks that come all the way up to the knee."

    Thanks a lot.
    As to the grammar and construction of my sentence "... there are socks that have this part short and there are socks that have this part long ..." do you think it is OK, please?
    Thanks again.

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    #6

    Re: one of the

    I understood completely what you meant.
    When you're talking about things that you don't know the words for, sometimes that's the best you can do.

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