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    of for with

    " Can i have a size 8 with this shoes?"
    Is this a right sentenceto use?
    What about " a size 8 for this shoes", or " a size 8 of this shoes"? Are these all same meaning?

    In a situation where i want to try on only the left pair of shoes because right side is already in display, how should i say to a worker in a shoe store?
    " the left side of this shoes" is right to use?



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    Re: of for with

    Quote Originally Posted by jonah2 View Post
    " Can i have a size 8 with this shoes?"
    Is this a right sentenceto use? No
    What about " a size 8 for this shoes", or " a size 8 of this shoes"? Are these all same meaning?
    "Do these shoes come in a size 8?"
    "Can I get these shoes in a size 8?"

    In a situation where i want to try on only the left pair of shoes because right side is already in display, how should i say to a worker in a shoe store?
    " the left side of this shoes" is right to use?
    You: "I'll try on the left shoe [only]".
    Salesman: Why?
    You: Because my feet are the same size, and I assume the shoes are too.


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    Shoes is plural. You can't say "this shoes".

    R.


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    Sorry, i don't understand what it means that you wrote." Because my feet are the same size, and I assume the shoes are too."

    And can i say with the verb 'have' instead of get?

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    Re: of for with

    Quote Originally Posted by jonah2 View Post
    Sorry, i don't understand what it means that you wrote." Because my feet are the same size, and I assume the shoes are too."

    And can i say with the verb 'have' instead of get?
    "Can I have these shoes in a size 8?" ?
    You could say this. I wouldn't.


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    And can i say with the verb 'have' instead of 'get'?

    If you ask,"Can I have these shoes in size 8', then understand that in this sentence, 'have' means 'to own, possess'; so logically, the answer is 'Yes - if you buy them!"

    What you are actually meaning to ask is 'whether they have these shoes in stock (=available for immediate sale, and being stored in some back room of the store) in size 8. So, the form of the question with 'have' would be:
    "Do you have these in size 8?" ( 'have' is possible here, because until you buy them, the store owns them. holds them in their possession.)

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