Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    birdeen's call is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,098
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default what does oil do?

    What does oil do when it's very hot and you spill some water on it? What's the verb?

  2. #2
    shoaib 1 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: what does oil do?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    What does oil do when it's very hot and you spill some water on it? What's the verb?
    Couldn't get ur question. If you mean verb in this sentence, the main verb is "do". Then there is a linking verb "is(be)".Then there is 'spill'

  3. #3
    birdeen's call is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,098
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: what does oil do?

    Quote Originally Posted by shoaib 1 View Post
    Couldn't get ur question. If you mean verb in this sentence, the main verb is "do". Then there is a linking verb "is(be)".Then there is 'spill'
    What verb should I use to name what hot oil does after I spill some water on it?

  4. #4
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    14,871
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: what does oil do?

    It spits or splutters.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Aug-2010 at 12:50.

  5. #5
    Susan612 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    40
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: what does oil do?

    It splatters.

  6. #6
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,649
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: what does oil do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan612 View Post
    It splatters.
    For us (Br Eng), that's what it does on the wall or down your front! It spits in the pan, splatters onto the wall. And the water fizzes.

    b

  7. #7
    birdeen's call is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,098
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: what does oil do?

    Thank you all for your replies!

    Am I correct then to think that it's OK to say, "the hot oil splattered into my eye" and it's incorrect to say, "the hot oil spat into my eye"?

  8. #8
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,649
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: what does oil do?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Thank you all for your replies!

    Am I correct then to think that it's OK to say, "the hot oil splattered into my eye" and it's incorrect to say, "the hot oil spat into my eye"?
    I'd say 'spat in' - 'into' makes it sound pretty painful!

    b

Similar Threads

  1. red pepper oil
    By Bushwhacker in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Mar-2010, 12:25
  2. oil
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-May-2009, 07:16
  3. Hedging oil prices
    By Deepurple in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Feb-2009, 03:29
  4. [General] oil widfall
    By dilermando in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Aug-2008, 00:25

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •