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    My pen is under the bed. I need a torch to search for it.

    Is the above sentence correct?


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    Default Re: Is sentence correct?

    Absolutely correct!

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    Default Re: Is sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    My pen is under the bed. I need a torch to search for it.

    Is the above sentence correct?
    I think you know where your pen is.You don't need to search for it.You can say:My pen is under the bed. I need a torch to find it.

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    Thanks, Harry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Thanks, Harry.
    You are welcome!

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    Default Re: Is sentence correct?

    In BrE, it is correct. In AmE, you'd run the risk of burning your house down, as this is what we think of when you say "torch." We call a handheld battery-operated light a "flashlight."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In BrE, it is correct. In AmE, you'd run the risk of burning your house down, as this is what we think of when you say "torch." We call a handheld battery-operated light a "flashlight."
    'Flashlight' in BrE is the lighting device on top of a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    'Flashlight' in BrE is the lighting device on top of a camera.
    In AmE, that's just called a "flash."

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    Semantics. You might as well just go buy a new pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Semantics. You might as well just go buy a new pen.
    What do you mean? Could you please explain?

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