What's the difference between, 'Do you have the same thing in other colors?' and 'Do you have the same thing with other patterns?' pleaasseee help me..

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    This is a question to which you can easily find the answer by using a dictionary. – Tuffy Jun 18 at 4:48
  • Hard to know exactly what was meant in the second question. "Pattern" might refer to the arrangement of shapes on the fabric, for example, sprigged, striped, tie-dye, batik, etc. Maybe the person who said that didn't know English thoroughly, and actually meant a slightly different cut? – aparente001 Jun 18 at 5:09
  • I mean, it's about the prepositions. Both prepositions can be interchanged like ' Do you have the same thing WITH other colors? ' and ' Do you have the same thing IN other patterns? ' However, I am quite confused about their meaning. – user351973 Jun 18 at 5:42

The prepositions can be pretty loose here. Color applies to an object and we describe the object as having a color or being of a color. The apple is red does not mean it is identical with a color but that its skin appears red.

Designed or built things are made in a color on purpose and this is then a feature or quality of the object. We could say I like the shirt in red but not in blue. Yet the shirt is not inside of the color red or blue. It is just of a red or blue color.

The term With is also a bit loose here. The shirt is not made With, alongside of, red or blue but just with, using, red or blue cloth.

The same applies to with other patterns. Think of Do you have this using, or consisting of, other patterns.

  • Thank you so much for helping me out. – user351973 Jun 18 at 23:51

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