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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:11 pm 
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I could see me using either "rinse off" or just "rinse" in the fork example (it should be obvious that the fork is not being rinsed off of anything, but rather something on the fork is being rinsed off, so both make sense).

With the soap (on the plate) example, I would definitely say "Rinse that soap off...".


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:36 pm 
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Which of these do you find natural?

1. The school is not far away from home.
2. The school is not far from home.
3. The school is not far away from my house.
4. The school is not far from my house..


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:56 pm 
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Probably 4 then 2 are the most natural sounding. I don't think I would use 1.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:09 am 
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warwick wrote:
Probably 4 then 2 are the most natural sounding. I don't think I would use 1.


Same here.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:03 pm 
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Also agreed.

The "away" isn't really necessary here and most people wouldn't use it. I also suspect most people would say "isn't" rather than "is not" in all four cases.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Do 'run into' and 'bump into' refer to both accidental encounter and physical bumping?

-I ran into Tom while shopping this morning. He's changed a lot.
-I bumped into Tom while shopping this morning. He's changed a lot.
-I met Tom while shopping this morning. He's changed a lot.

-I ran into an elderly woman while I was jogging this morning. She fell and needed to be taken to hospital. Hope she is fine.
-I bumped into an elderly woman while I was jogging this morning. She fell and needed to be taken to hospital. Hope she is fine.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:21 am 
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kaliope wrote:
Do 'run into' and 'bump into' refer to both accidental encounter and physical bumping?

-I ran into Tom while shopping this morning. He's changed a lot.
-I bumped into Tom while shopping this morning. He's changed a lot.
-I met Tom while shopping this morning. He's changed a lot.

-I ran into an elderly woman while I was jogging this morning. She fell and needed to be taken to hospital. Hope she is fine.
-I bumped into an elderly woman while I was jogging this morning. She fell and needed to be taken to hospital. Hope she is fine.

IMHO "bumped into" is more subtle and implies accidental encounter, but "ran into" is ambiguous and could be either accidental encounter or hard unintended physical contact.

So your last example doesn't work for me.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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I think there are minor differences along the lines that Dave suggested but none of the above sound particularly weird to me.

"Ran into" could, of course, be quite deliberate. "This guy on the rugby pitch was annoying me so I ran into him and knocked him flying". You could use "bumped into" in the above too. It would still be deliberate but would sound slightly less aggressive (to me anyway).


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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Can I omit 'money' after 'save' or 'save up'?

A: I need to buy a new bike and have no money.
B: So start saving up (money)!
B: So start saving (money)!


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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Yes, it is implied following the first statement.

Savings also has money implied, so if people ask if you have any savings they're referring to money put aside.

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