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    Is this correct:

    "My sister had better give her worn-out clothes to poor people like (or AS ?? ) I do with (or TO / IN RELATION TO ??) mine."


    And this one:

    "I stuck a picture on the door of my bedroom, but my mom told me to take it off." (OR Should I say: "Take it off IT ?" Is the object pronoun after OFF really necessary ? ).

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    Default Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaLima
    Is this correct:

    "My sister had better give her worn-out clothes to poor people like (or AS ?? ) I do with (or TO / IN RELATION TO ??) mine."
    In my opinion, as is preferable there.


    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaLima
    And this one:

    "I stuck a picture on the door of my bedroom, but my mom told me to take it off." (OR Should I say: "Take it off IT ?" Is the object pronoun after OFF really necessary ? ).
    I think the first sentence is fine. (I think it is fair to say that "the wall" is implied but unspoken.) It is perhaps more idiomatic (AE) to say Take it down. "Take it off it" is not used.

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    'Take it down' would be used in BE, too.

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