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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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answered Jun 27 "13 at 19:38

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You hear "match with" much more than "match to", so I"d say "with".

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