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    hi


    can you explain the diffrence b/w stick with and stick to? and i am using rip up in a sentence, plz, correct me if i am wrong:

    i ripped up the carpet off the floor.

    wich of the following sentence is correct?


    i ripped the wallpaper off of the wall.

    or simply

    i ripped the wallpaper off the wall.


    thanks



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    Quote Originally Posted by learner110 View Post
    hi


    can you explain the diffrence b/w stick with and stick to? and i am using rip up in a sentence, plz, correct me if i am wrong:

    i ripped up the carpet off the floor.

    wich of the following sentence is correct?


    i ripped the wallpaper off of the wall.

    or simply

    i ripped the wallpaper off the wall.


    thanks

    "Stick with" means to stay loyal to, or to remain determined to do something:

    "I find learning English very hard, but I'm going to stick with it!"

    "Stick to" usually means to join one thing to another using glue, or by some other method of actually joining two things together:

    "You need to stick the stamp to the envelope before you post it."

    "Rip up" : "I ripped the carpet up off the floor."

    "Rip off": I ripped the wallpaper off the wall. "Off of" is a common error made by native English speakers too! But "of" is not required.

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