Want lớn improve this question? Update the question so it's on-topic for Language và Usage Stack Exchange.

Closed 4 years ago.

Bạn đang xem: Match definition & meaning

Which of the following is correct?

Match the value in the request field with the value in the delivery field.


Match the value in the request field to the value in the delivery field.



In my understanding, both are valid, but they mean different things.

To match A with B means to consider the pair (A, B) a set, or lớn purposely place them together:

In the seating arrangements, I matched John with Cynthia & boy, did they have a spirited discussion.

I matched the hyacinths with the zinnias. Don"t they look great together?

To match A khổng lồ B means khổng lồ find some B that corresponds to the relevant aspect of A:

To locate the invoice for this order, you have lớn match the primary key of table ORDER khổng lồ the foreign key of table INVOICE.

In order for the room khổng lồ look its best, you have khổng lồ match the sofa lớn the carpet.

Xem thêm: Hướng Dẫn Sử Dụng Aaa Logo Thiết Kế Logo Chuyên Nghiệp, Cách Dùng Aaa Logo Thiết Kế Logo Chuyên Nghiệp

nói qua
Improve this answer
edited Jun 15 "20 at 7:40

answered Jun 27 "13 at 19:38

58.3k2121 gold badges122122 silver badges207207 bronze badges
add a phản hồi |
You hear "match with" much more than "match to", so I"d say "with".

cốt truyện
Improve this answer
answered Jun 27 "13 at 18:44

58922 silver badges99 bronze badges
add a bình luận |

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged prepositions or ask your own question.

Featured on Meta
The preposition with the word "value"?
Correct preposition khổng lồ go with "inquiry"?
Which preposition to lớn use with diagnosis?
Which preposition should you use: "concerns about/with something"?
Use of prepositions and plurality with the verb "separate"
Hot Network Questions more hot questions Language & Usage
Stack Exchange Network

site thiết kế / biểu tượng logo © 2022 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa. Rev2022.1.13.41158 Language và Usage Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled

Your privacy

By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree Stack Exchange can store cookies on your device và disclose information in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *