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Hello I would like to know which of this questions is phrased correctly:

1. What shoe size do you wear?

2. what size shoe do you wear?

# 1 sounds more familiar to me and grammatically correct too; however, I have seen 2 as well. Please let me know which one is correct?

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You could say that one either way. I always use the second one, if that's of any interest to you. As it turns out, the second one is the one that is used much more often according to the Google Ngram Viewer.

CJ

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To this native speaker of US English, number one is not possible. You don't wear a size. Number two is natural and the only way I ever put it.

I say 'What's your shoe size?'

Thanks for your reply. Honestly, I was under the impression that it would be # 1 since the adjective comes before the noun in English, for the most part. For instance:

the phone (adj.) book (n). as opposed to a math book.

hand(adj.) bag (n). as opposed to a backpack.

So, it makes a lot of sense to think that it would be "shoe size"; the size of the shoe (length) one wears.

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apatzinguenseSo, it makes a lot of sense to think that it would be "shoe size"; the size of the shoe (length) one wears.

Right. That makes sense. But this is a case where we just omit "of".

what size of shoe becomes what size shoe.

Another one we do like that is with 'color'.

what color of shirt becomes what color shirt.

CJ

Thanks for your thorough explanation. Now, I finally understand why "size shoe" came into being. The "of" in what "size of shoe" is omitted. Thanks again.