- I have a white blouse. It isn’t fancy, but it looks nice with the skirt.
Q: Can I say: but it looks nice “for” the skirt with the same meaning? Which means replace “with” with “for”? Or people just commonly use “it looks nice WITH something.”
- A: I’ll bring a sweater. I have one that matches my skirt perfectly.
B: You mean…a plaid sweater?
A: No, a blue sweater, the same blue that’s in the skirt.
Q: In the last sentence, can I just omit “that’s”? So the sentence would be “the same blue in the skirt”. Does it grammatically correct? Or it sounds strange?
- Yes, you can use “with” No you cannot use “for” - it goes with; it looks nice with etc. You could say: “It matches the skirt” thereby not using “with” at all.
- No, you can’t just omit “that’s” as it stands for “that is” - you can often just omit “that” when it stands alone in the sentence - here you could use “as” instead: “the same blue as in the skirt”