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    'remove' the carpet

    I suspect the expression 'remove the carpet' is ok, but I feel that 'remove' is a bit formal here. Am I right?

    What other verb(s) could be used instead of 'remove' for the same meaning?

    Many thanks


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    Re: 'remove' the carpet

    Could you provide the context so that we can see what might be an alternative?


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    Re: 'remove' the carpet

    For instance, when you move into a new house and you 'remove' the old carpet to lay a new one.


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    Re: 'remove' the carpet

    "Take up" the carpet would be quite usual.

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