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What does matching color mean when talking about clothes? Options
Hemant Patel 1
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:42:12 AM

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Ex. I was wearing a burberry check scarves of matching color.
Give other examples.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:54:51 AM

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Here matching probably means the same colour.

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match 1 (măch)
n.
1.
a. One that is exactly like another or a counterpart to another: Is there a match for this glove in the drawer?
b. One that is like another in one or more specified qualities: He is John's match for bravery.


I need to give you some advice.
I am speaking as a fellow member, not a moderator of the forum, so I am just trying to help.
. In your post you say "Give some examples".
This is an imperative - it is used for giving an order.

When you use it for a request, it feels very rude and unfriendly.
When you ask for something, you would say
" Please could you give me some other examples"

Even though people may realise you don't mean to be rude, you have already made a bad first impression and it may make them less likely to help you.

I am only saying this to help your English. And also to help you get answers whenever you ask for anything, online, in writing or in person.
If you give them an order, people will instinctively be less willing to assist you.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:34:16 AM

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Agree with thar, mostly ;-)
Matching colours, in my opinion, can also mean some harmonious colour schemes.

The guy who discovered the laws of motion also left a gift for anyone struggling to get dressed in the morning: the color wheel. Holding a prism by a window one sunny day in 1666, Sir Isaac Newton proved that light refracts into a rainbow spectrum. He then displayed the natural progression in a circle.

Today’s iteration of the color wheel, which has evolved to include in-between tones (like yellow orange and blue green) and warm and cool versions of key shades (warm orangey red, cool bluish red), offers help to the painters, and when you’re putting together an outfit.





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Romany
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:34:52 AM
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The sentence is inaccurate though, - it should be a "a Burberry scarf".

Also, if it is "matching" then it has to "match" something else. (Your coat, your trousers etc.).
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