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    verb with braid

    What's the verb that comes with braid?
    make a braid
    do a braid?
    when I don't want to use it as a verb ex braid your hair.

    Thank you

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    Re: verb with braid

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    What's the verb that comes with braid?
    make a braid
    do a braid?
    when I don't want to use it as a verb ex braid your hair.

    Thank you
    Why do you not want to use "to braid"? It's the correct term.

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    Re: verb with braid

    ok make/do two braids
    or braid twice here and here
    ??

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    Re: verb with braid

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    ok make/do two braids
    or braid twice here and here
    ??
    Ah. OK, if you're giving instructions to someone, then you might say "Please do/make two braids, one on the left and one on the right", or "I want her hair in two braids".

    In the UK, we usually use the word "plait" (pronounced "platt") for both the verb and the noun. It does make for a somewhat messy sentence, but I have heard, for example "She plaited her hair in two plaits". By the same token, I'm assuming you can also say "She braided her hair in two braids" but I admit that repeating the word plait/braid isn't ideal.

    If you simply said "Braid her hair", then I would expect the outcome to be one braid/plait, falling down the middle of the neck, using all the hair.

    I'd never really thought about it before!

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    Re: verb with braid

    What's the verb that comes with braid?

    Please,tie my hair into one (two) braid (s).
    She wears her hair in braids in the summertime to keep cool.
    She braided her hair into pigtails.
    pigtail = a plait of braided hair
    Form your hair into a tight single braid.
    a dress set off with gold braid
    face a coat with gold braid

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    V.
    Last edited by vil; 24-May-2010 at 06:15.

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