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    yard work

    Is "yard work" equal to "gardening"? You may have a yard, but it may not have a garden in there.

    34) W: Hello, Thomas
    M:Hi, Janis. Are you doing some yard work?

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    Re: yard work

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is "yard work" equal to "gardening"? You may have a yard, but it may not have a garden in there.

    34) W: Hello, Thomas
    M:Hi, Janis. Are you doing some yard work?
    Yardwork is not always gardening. It might involve the lawn, trees, etc.

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    Re: yard work

    I do not enjoy "yard work" - mowing the lawn, picking up the sticks that have fallen, spreading fertilizer or weed control. On the other hand, I like working with the flowers that are in the flower bed - that part is gardening.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: yard work

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I do not enjoy "yard work" - mowing the lawn, picking up the sticks that have fallen, spreading fertilizer or weed control. On the other hand, I like working with the flowers that are in the flower bed - that part is gardening.
    I dislike all of it. Hence, my life in New York City!

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    Re: yard work

    In BE, 'yard work' is simply 'gardening'.

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    Re: yard work

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I do not enjoy "yard work" - mowing the lawn, picking up the sticks that have fallen, spreading fertilizer or weed control. On the other hand, I like working with the flowers that are in the flower bed - that part is gardening.
    My daughter does the gardening - trying to grow flowers and beans and peppers.

    I do the yard work. Try pulling wild grape vines off of a tree for fun some day!

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    Re: yard work

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I do the yard work. Try pulling wild grape vines off of a tree for fun some day!
    But I always thought that was hard work! Are you sure it's not a typo?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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